The feasibility of recruiting patients with early COPD to a pilot trial assessing the effects of a physical activity intervention

James Faulkner, Emily Walshaw, John Campbell, Rupert Jones, Rod Taylor, David Price, Adrian H. Taylor

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Abstract

AIM: To determine the feasibility of recruiting patients with early chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to the Health Enhancing Activity in Lung THerapy (HEALTH) exercise and education programme. METHODS: Patients with early COPD were identified from general practices. Those meeting the study inclusion criteria were administered tiotropium throughout the study period. Participants were randomised to either an eight-week health enhancing and physical activity (HEPA) programme, or to a control group (usual care). Behavioural, physiological and psychosocial outcome measures were reported preand post-intervention. RESULTS: Out of 27 practices approached, 16 (59.3%) agreed to participate. Of 215 potentially eligible patients contacted, 60 (27.9%) replied. Twenty (33.3%) were randomised to either HEPA intervention (n=10) or usual care (n=10). Fourteen patients attended a postintervention assessment. CONCLUSION: This study provides valuable information on the feasibility of conducting such a trial involving a physical activity intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-130
Number of pages7
JournalPrimary Care Respiratory Journal
Volume19
Issue number2
Early online date2 Feb 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • exercise therapy
  • female
  • humans
  • male
  • patient selection
  • pilot projects
  • pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive
  • respiratory function tests
  • severity of illness index
  • treatment outcome
  • exercise
  • quality of life
  • physical self-perceptions
  • COPD
  • activity
  • outcomes
  • pilot study

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