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Pedometers to enhance physical activity in COPD: a randomised controlled trial.

Mendoza L, Horta P, Espinoza J, Aguilera M, Balmaceda N, Castro A, Ruiz M, Díaz O, Hopkinson NS - Eur. Respir. J. (2014)

Bottom Line: Both groups had comparable characteristics at baseline.The pedometer group had significantly greater improvements in: physical activity 3080±3254 steps·day(-1) versus 138.3±1950 steps·day(-1) (p<0.001); SGRQ -8.8±12.2 versus -3.8±10.9 (p=0.01); CAT score -3.5±5.5 versus -0.6±6.6 (p=0.001); and 6MWD 12.4±34.6 versus -0.7±24.4 m (p=0.02) than patients receiving activity encouragement only.A simple physical activity enhancement programme using pedometers can effectively improve physical activity level and quality of life in COPD patients.

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Affiliation: Sección Neumología, Departamento de Medicina, Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile lmendoza08@gmail.com.

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Figure 1: CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) flow diagram of the study participants.

Mentions: 102 patients were recruited, of whom 97 completed the follow-up (fig. 1). The majority of patients had mild or moderate COPD [16] and the baseline characteristics of the pedometer and control groups did not differ significantly (table 2).


Pedometers to enhance physical activity in COPD: a randomised controlled trial.

Mendoza L, Horta P, Espinoza J, Aguilera M, Balmaceda N, Castro A, Ruiz M, Díaz O, Hopkinson NS - Eur. Respir. J. (2014)

CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) flow diagram of the study participants.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) flow diagram of the study participants.
Mentions: 102 patients were recruited, of whom 97 completed the follow-up (fig. 1). The majority of patients had mild or moderate COPD [16] and the baseline characteristics of the pedometer and control groups did not differ significantly (table 2).

Bottom Line: Both groups had comparable characteristics at baseline.The pedometer group had significantly greater improvements in: physical activity 3080±3254 steps·day(-1) versus 138.3±1950 steps·day(-1) (p<0.001); SGRQ -8.8±12.2 versus -3.8±10.9 (p=0.01); CAT score -3.5±5.5 versus -0.6±6.6 (p=0.001); and 6MWD 12.4±34.6 versus -0.7±24.4 m (p=0.02) than patients receiving activity encouragement only.A simple physical activity enhancement programme using pedometers can effectively improve physical activity level and quality of life in COPD patients.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Sección Neumología, Departamento de Medicina, Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile lmendoza08@gmail.com.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus