Maintenance of a physically active lifestyle after pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD: a qualitative study toward motivational factors.

@article{Stewart2014MaintenanceOA,
  title={Maintenance of a physically active lifestyle after pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD: a qualitative study toward motivational factors.},
  author={Kelly F J Stewart and Jessie J. M. Meis and Coby van de Bool and Daisy J. A. Janssen and Stef P. J. Kremers and Annemie M. W. J. Schols},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={655-64}
}
OBJECTIVES To explore determinants of behavior change maintenance of a physically active lifestyle in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 8-11 months after completion of a 4-month outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program. DESIGN A qualitative descriptive study of semistructured interviews. SETTING Pulmonary rehabilitation assessment center. PARTICIPANTS Patients with COPD. MEASUREMENTS Semistructured interviews until data saturation, coded by 2 independent… CONTINUE READING
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