Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Patients with COPD: Recommendations from an International Task Force on Physical Activity

Demeyer, Heleen, Mohan, Divya, Burtin, Chris, Vaes, Anouk, Heasley, Matthew, Bowler, Russell, Casaburi, Richard, Cooper, Christopher B., Corriol-Rohou, Solange, Frei, Anja, Hamilton, Alan, Hopkinson, Nicholas S., Karlsson, Niklas, Man, William D-C., Moy, Marilyn L., Pitta, Fabio, Polkey, Michael I., Puhan, Milo, Rennard, Stephen I., Rochester, Carolyn L., Rossiter, Harry B., Sciurba, Frank, Singh, Sally, Tal-Singer, Ruth, Vogiatzis, Ioannis, Watz, Henrik, Lummel, Rob Van, Wyatt, Jeremy, Merrill, Debora D., Spruit, Martijn A., Garcia-Aymerich, Judith, Troosters, Thierry and COPD Biomarker Qualification Consortium (CBQC) Task Force on Phy, (2021) Objectively Measured Physical Activity in Patients with COPD: Recommendations from an International Task Force on Physical Activity. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation. ISSN 2372-952X (In Press)

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Physical activity (PA) is of key importance for health among healthy persons and individuals with COPD. PA has multiple dimensions that can be assessed and quantified objectively using activity monitors. Moreover, as shown in the published literature, variable methodologies have been used to date to quantify PA among individuals with COPD, precluding clear comparisons of outcomes across studies. The present paper aims to provide a summary of the available literature for the rationale behind using objectively measured PA and proposes a standardized methodology for assessment, including standard operating procedures for future research. The present paper therefore describes the concept of PA, reports on the importance of PA, summarizes the dimensions of PA, provides a standard operating procedure how to monitor PA using objective assessments and describes the psychometric properties of objectively measured PA. The present international task force recommends implementation of the standard operating procedure for PA data collection and reporting in the future. This should allow to further clarify the relationship between PA and clinical outcomes, to test the impact of treatment interventions on PA in individuals with COPD and to successfully propose a PA endpoint for regulatory qualification in the future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical activity, standardization, accelerometery, methodology
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2021 10:23
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 10:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47129

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