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Obstructive Lung Diseases: COPD |

Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity in Patients at High Risk for COPD Exacerbations

William Valenson, RRT; Ferdinand Valmonte, RRT; Olga Rodriguez, RCP; Editha Medina, RRT; Maida Lowrey, RRT; Seung Lew, RRT; Ana DeLeon, RCP; Julie Armstrong, RCP; Ellen Rippberger, MPH; Leah Maddock, MPH; Huong Nguyen, PhD
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Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):892A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.992
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SESSION TITLE: COPD

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster Discussion

PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

PURPOSE: Regular physical activity is associated with fewer exacerbations, hospitalizations and improved survival in patients with COPD. However, patients encounter a number of barriers to starting and sustaining a regular exercise program. The purpose of this abstract is to describe patients’ barriers as they commence a physical activity program as part of a large clinical trial.

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