Physical activity recommendations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Hartman2014PhysicalAR,
  title={Physical activity recommendations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Jorine E Hartman and Hendrika M. Boezen and Menno J Zuidema and Mathieu H G de Greef and Nick N H T ten Hacken},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={92-100}
}
BACKGROUND Physical activity recommendations are hardly studied in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and specifically recommendations that are individualized to a patient's aerobic fitness level are not studied. OBJECTIVES To compare individualized (relative) and nonindividualized (absolute) physical activity recommendations in patients with COPD and to assess whether there are differences between patients with mild to moderate and (very) severe COPD. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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