Increasing activity levels in chronic respiratory disease

Can pedometers and activity diaries increase activity levels in patients with chronic respiratory disease?

Physical activity is increasingly considered important for patients with chronic respiratory disease (CRD), given the beneficial effect of regular physical activity on the prognosis of CRD. Guidelines generally recommend that rehabilitation programs be implemented 2 or 3 times per week. However, it has been observed that elderly populations face several barriers to attending regular supervised rehab programs, because they cannot attend hospitals by themselves. Self-management is an important part of any formalized patient education program that aims to teach the skills needed to implement disease-specific regimens and guide health behaviour changes so that patients can control their disease and improve well-being. As such, there is now a considerable research effort aimed toward promoting self-management strategies in patient groups with chronic diseases. 

 
 

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