Pamela A. DiPasquale; Exhaler Class: A Multidisciplinary Program for High Quadriplegic Patients. Am J Occup Ther 1986;40(7):482-485. doi: 10.5014/ajot.40.7.482.
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The Exhaler Class at Craig Hospital was developed to meet the physical, psychosocial, and educational needs of high quadriplegic patients. The class uses a multidisciplinary approach and includes exercise and educational sessions. To date, a total of 56 patients have participated in the 6-week program, and those surveyed rated the sessions as good both in content and presentation. An average increase in vital capacity of 0.5 L was observed in 20 patients surveyed.
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