Journal article

Comparison of Pedometer and Activity Diary for Measurement of Physical Activity in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Rosemary Moore, David Berlowitz, Linda Denehy, Bruce Jackson, Christine F McDonald

JOURNAL OF CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION AND PREVENTION | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2009

Abstract

PURPOSE: Precise, inexpensive tools for measuring physical activity levels are important for developing strategies to improve symptoms and enhance quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Self-report questionnaires and diaries have been used in many populations with variable results. The pedometer is widely recognized as a valid and reliable objective measurement tool, but it has not been well tested in COPD. This study aimed to determine the relationship between free-living physical activity recorded in a daily diary and that measured by using a pedometer in patients with COPD. METHODS: Participants with COPD (n = 80) recorded physical activity over 7 days. Cumulativ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia); The Northern Clinical Research Centre, Epping, Victoria, Australia; The Victorian Tuberculosis and Ding Association.. Australia; The Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation. Victoria, Australia; Air Liquide Australia Limited: and Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Limited.