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Inactivity During Hospitalization in COPD Acute Exacerbation FREE TO VIEW

Marie Carmen Valenza, PhD; Irene Torres-Sánchez, PT; Gerald Valenza-Demet, PhD; Irene Cabrera-Martos, PT; Maria José Flores-Barba, NP; Maria Angustias Acosta, MD
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University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Chest. 2014;145(3_MeetingAbstracts):385A. doi:10.1378/chest.1822986
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SESSION TYPE: Poster Presentations

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

PURPOSE: Acute exacerbations (AEs) have a negative impact on various aspects of the progression of COPD, but objective and detailed data on the impact of hospitalizations for an AE on physical activity are needed. This study was designed to evaluate the levels of activity during hospitalization in adults with acute exacerbation of COPD.

METHODS: 49 COPD subjects hospitalized due to an acute exacerbation were included in this study. Prior to the hospitalization activity levels (Modified Baecke Questionnaire) and Quality of life (St George quality of life questionnaire) were measured. An activity monitor (sense wear pro-armband) was used during 3 different days measuring the total amount of steps/day.

RESULTS: The mean age and IMC were 72,57±8.6 years and 28.6±5.6 kg/m2, respectively among the patients included in this study. Subjects were hospitalized during 5-11 (mean 8.33±1.56 ) days. Values of Quality of life obtained with St George questionnaire was 63,59±12.27. Previous activity levels were 4.27±3.86 in Baecke questionnaire. Mean steps per day were 255.68±265.34 among patients during their hospitalization period.

CONCLUSIONS: Patients with COPD are markedly inactive during the hospitalization for an Acute Exacerbation.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Efforts to enhance physical activity should be among the aims of the disease management during these periods.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Marie Carmen Valenza, Irene Torres-Sánchez, Gerald Valenza-Demet, Irene Cabrera-Martos, Maria José Flores-Barba, Maria Angustias Acosta

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