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Decrease of physical activity in patients with COPD in the course of the disease

@article{Waschki2012DecreaseOP,
  title={Decrease of physical activity in patients with COPD in the course of the disease},
  author={Benjamin Waschki and Miriam Schaper and Anna-Lena Sack and Olaf Holz and Anne M Kirsten and Thorsten Meyer and Klaus F. Rabe and Helgo Magnussen and Henrik Watz},
  journal={European Respiratory Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={3091}
}
Background: COPD is a progressive lung disease that affects physical activity of patients. Little is known about the changes of physical activity in the course of the disease. Methods: We measured total daily energy expenditure, the physical activity level (total daily energy expenditure divided by resting metabolic rate), and steps per day by a multisensory armband over a period of 5 to 6 consecutive days in 26 patients with chronic bronchitis and 137 COPD patients (GOLD stage I - IV) at… 
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