Physical activity in people with COPD, using the National Health and Nutrition Evaluation Survey dataset (2003-2006)

Soo Kyung Park, Caroline R. Richardson, Robert G. Holleman, Janet L. Larson

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Abstract

Background: People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are sedentary but the extent of the problem is not fully understood. Purposes: This study examines sedentary time and physical activity (PA) and the relative effects of demographic and clinical characteristics on sedentary time and PA in a population-based sample of people with COPD and a comparison group from the general population. Methods: Subjects were drawn from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey dataset (2003-2006). Physical activity was measured by accelerometry. Results: People with COPD were sedentary and spent less time in most levels of PA. Age, gender, race, level of education, working status, shortness of breath, self-reported health, and body mass index were significantly associated with sedentary time or level of PA. Conclusion: Findings emphasize the need to decrease sedentary time and increase PA in people with COPD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-240
Number of pages6
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul

Keywords

  • ActiGraph accelerometry
  • COPD
  • Physical activity
  • Sedentary time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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