Exercise as airway clearance therapy (ExACT) in cystic fibrosis: a UK-based e-Delphi survey of patients, caregivers and health professionals

Saynor, Zoe Louise, Cunningham, Steve, Morrison, Lisa, Main, Eleanor, Vogiatzis, Ioannis, Reid, Simon and Urquhart, Donald (2022) Exercise as airway clearance therapy (ExACT) in cystic fibrosis: a UK-based e-Delphi survey of patients, caregivers and health professionals. Thorax. thoraxjnl. ISSN 0040-6376 (In Press)

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Abstract

Replacing traditional airway clearance therapy (tACT) with exercise (ExACT) in people with cystic fibrosis (pwCF) is a top research priority. A UK-based e-Delphi consensus was performed to inform the type(s), duration and intensity of ExACT. The expert panel comprised CF physiotherapists, doctors, pwCF and parents/partners. Exercise ACT was considered to be aerobic activity, of at least 20 min duration and intense enough to elicit deep breathing. Consensus was reached that assessment breaths, coughs and huffs should accompany exercise to remove loose secretions, with support for trials to investigate ExACT versus tACT during times of stable disease but not pulmonary exacerbations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: airway clearance, cystic fibrosis, e-Delphi survey, exercise, physiotherapy
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2022 09:33
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2022 09:55
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50320

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