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33rd Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

W18--PT&RT-SW/PSYCH: Psychological Effects of Treatment Burden: What Role can the RT & PT Play in Alleviating Burden & Sustaining Daily Care

Nov 1, 2019 2:15pm ‐ Nov 1, 2019 3:35pm


People with CF spend a large portion of their day managing their disease. This session will explore the interplay between perceived burden of care and mood and outline ways in which the PT & RT can alleviate treatment burden by initiating programs that will improve quality of life: decreasing depression and anxiety as well as reduce time spent performing daily treatments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ways in which the PT & RT can decrease treatment burden for people with CF.
  • Demonstrate how technology can be used to improve adherence.
  • Discuss how exercise can be used to decrease depression and improve mood in people living with CF.

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