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Heart Lung. 2013 Jul-Aug;42(4):235-40. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2013.04.005. Epub 2013 May 29.

Physical activity in people with COPD, using the National Health and Nutrition Evaluation Survey dataset (2003-2006).

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  • 1College of Nursing, Korea University, 145 Anam-Ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. sookyung.park7@gmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are sedentary but the extent of the problem is not fully understood.

PURPOSES:

This study examines sedentary time and physical activity (PA) and the relative effects of demographic and clinical characteristics on sedentary time and PA in a population-based sample of people with COPD and a comparison group from the general population.

METHODS:

Subjects were drawn from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey dataset (2003-2006). Physical activity was measured by accelerometry.

RESULTS:

People with COPD were sedentary and spent less time in most levels of PA. Age, gender, race, level of education, working status, shortness of breath, self-reported health, and body mass index were significantly associated with sedentary time or level of PA.

CONCLUSION:

Findings emphasize the need to decrease sedentary time and increase PA in people with COPD.

Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

KEYWORDS:

ActiGraph accelerometry; COPD; Physical activity; Sedentary time

PMID:
23726356
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PMCID:
PMC4031646
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