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Are Physical Activity and Benefits Maintained After Long-Term Telerehabilitation in COPD?

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posted on 2022-12-15, 04:39 authored by Hanne Hoaas, Bente Morseth, Anne HollandAnne Holland, Paolo Zanaboni
This study investigated whether physical activity levels and other outcomes were maintained at 1-year from completion of a 2-year telerehabilitation intervention in COPD. During the post-intervention year, nine patients with COPD (FEV1 % of pred. 42.4±19.8%; age 58.1±6 years) were encouraged to exercise on a treadmill at home and monitor daily symptoms and training sessions on a webpage as during the intervention. Participants were not provided supervision or motivational support. Physical activity levels decreased from 3,806 steps/day to 2,817 steps/day (p= 0.039). There was a decline in time spent on light physical activity (p=0.009), but not on moderate-to-vigorous activity (p=0.053). Adherence to registration of symptoms and training sessions decreased significantly. Other outcomes including health status, quality of life, anxiety and depression, self-efficacy, and healthcare utilization did not change significantly. In conclusion, provision of equipment for self-management and unsupervised home exercise might not be enough to maintain physical activity levels.

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Publication Date

2016-12-15

Journal

International Journal of Telerehabilitation

Volume

8

Issue

2

Pagination

10p. (p. 39-48)

Publisher

University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

ISSN

1945-2020

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