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Influence of changes in physical activity on frequency of hospitalization in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Respirology (Carlton, Vic.)
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
3
Pages
330–338
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/resp.12239
PMID: 24483954
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Hospitalization
  • Physical Activity.

Abstract

Patients with COPD with a low level of PA or who reduced their PA over time were more likely to experience a significant increase in the rate of hospitalization for eCOPD. Changes to a higher level of PA or maintaining a moderate or high level of PA over time, with a low intensity activity such as walking for at least 3-6 km/day, could reduce the rate of hospitalizations for eCOPD.

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