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

Faulkner, J., Walshaw, E., Campbell, J., Jones, R., Taylor, R. , Price, D. and Taylor, A. H. (2010) The feasibility of recruiting patients with early COPD to a pilot trial assessing the effects of a physical activity intervention. Primary Care Respiratory Journal, 19(2), pp. 124-130. (doi: 10.4104/pcrj.2010.00008) (PMID:20126968) (PMCID:PMC6602430)

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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 pre-and 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 post-intervention assessment. Conclusion: This study provides valuable information on the feasibility of conducting such a trial involving a physical activity intervention.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Taylor, Professor Rod
Authors: Faulkner, J., Walshaw, E., Campbell, J., Jones, R., Taylor, R., Price, D., and Taylor, A. H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Primary Care Respiratory Journal
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1471-4418
ISSN (Online):1475-1534
Published Online:02 February 2010

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