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Title: Physical Activity Counselling during Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COPD: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Authors: Burtin, Chris
Langer, Daniel
van Remoortel, Hans
Demeyer, Heleen
Gosselink, Rik
Decramer, Marc
Dobbels, Fabienne
Janssens, Wim
Troosters, Thierry
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
Citation: PLOS ONE, 10 (12)
Abstract: Background Pulmonary rehabilitation programs only modestly enhance daily physical activity levels in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This randomised controlled trial investigates the additional effect of an individual activity counselling program during pulmonary rehabilitation on physical activity levels in patients with moderate to very severe COPD. Methods Eighty patients (66 +/- 7 years, 81% male, forced expiratory volume in 1 second 45 +/- 16% of predicted) referred for a six-month multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation program were randomised. The intervention group was offered an additional eight-session activity counselling program. The primary outcomes were daily walking time and time spent in at least moderate intense activities. Results Baseline daily walking time was similar in the intervention and control group (median 33 [interquartile range 16-47] vs 29 [17-44]) whereas daily time spent in at least moderate intensity was somewhat higher in the intervention group (17[4-50] vs 12[2-26] min). No significant intervention*time interaction effects were observed in daily physical activity levels. In the whole group, daily walking time and time spent in at least moderate intense activities did not significantly change over time. Conclusions The present study identified no additional effect of eight individual activity counselling sessions during pulmonary rehabilitation to enhance physical activity levels in patients with COPD.
Notes: [Burtin, Chris; Langer, Daniel; van Remoortel, Hans; Demeyer, Heleen; Gosselink, Rik; Troosters, Thierry] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Fac Kinesiol & Rehabil Sci, Leuven, Belgium. [Burtin, Chris; Langer, Daniel; van Remoortel, Hans; Demeyer, Heleen; Gosselink, Rik; Decramer, Marc; Janssens, Wim; Troosters, Thierry] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Resp Rehabil & Resp Div, Univ Hosp, Leuven, Belgium. [Burtin, Chris] Hasselt Univ, Fac Med & Life Sci, Rehabil Res Ctr, Biomed Res Inst, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Dobbels, Fabienne] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Publ Hlth & Primary Care, Leuven, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20627
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144989
ISI #: 000367092600040
ISSN: 1932-6203
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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