Using pedometers to monitor walking activity in outcome assessment for pulmonary rehabilitation.

BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine whether a commercially available pedometer could detect changes in home-based walking activity among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients completing pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). METHODS Patients with COPD referred to outpatient PR wore a pedometer to count steps for 1 week at the… CONTINUE READING