Physical activity, health status and risk of hospitalization in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death and 70% of the cost of COPD is due to hospitalizations. Self-reported daily physical activity and health status have been reported as predictors of a hospitalization in COPD but are not routinely assessed. OBJECTIVES We tested the hypothesis that self-reported daily… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000296504

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