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Determinants of study completion and response to a 12-month behavioral physical activity intervention in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A cohort study

Children's Hospital CROATIA Maria KorenyID 0 Heleen Demeyer Ane Arbillaga-Etxarri Elena Gimeno-Santos Anael Barberan-Garcia Marta Benet 0 Eva Balcells Eul?lia Borrell Alicia Marin Diego A. Rodr??guez Chiarad ... -Casas. Author Contributions Judith Garcia-Aymerich. Conceptualization: Maria Koreny, Heleen Demeyer, Ane Arbillaga-Etxarri, Elena GimenoSantos, Anael Barberan-Garcia, Marta Benet, Eva Balcells, Eul?lia

Short and long-term effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in interstitial lung diseases: a randomised controlled trial

Few data are available on the long-term effect of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and on long PR programs in interstitial lung diseases (ILD). We aimed to evaluate the effects of PR on exercise capacity (6-Minute Walking Distance, 6MWD; Peak Work Rate, Wmax), quality of life (St George’s Respiratory Questionnaire, SGRQ), quadriceps force (QF) and objectively measured physical...

Montelukast for bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation: A randomized controlled trial

Ruttens, Geert M. Verleden. Formal analysis: David Ruttens, Stijn E. Verleden, Heleen Demeyer. Funding acquisition: David Ruttens, Bart M. Vanaudenaerde, Robin Vos. Investigation: David Ruttens, Bart M ... . Vanaudenaerde, Robin Vos, Geert M. Verleden. Methodology: David Ruttens, Heleen Demeyer, Bart M. Vanaudenaerde. Project administration: Stijn E. Verleden, Bart M. Vanaudenaerde, Robin Vos, Geert M. Verleden

The effects of a physical activity counseling program after an exacerbation in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: a randomized controlled pilot study

Background In some patients with COPD, the disease is characterized by exacerbations. Severe exacerbations warrant a hospitalization, with prolonged detrimental effects on physical activity. Interventions after an exacerbation may improve physical activity, with longstanding health benefits. Physical activity counseling and real-time feedback were effective in stable COPD. No...

Survival after pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD: impact of functional exercise capacity and its changes

Heleen Demeyer,1,2 Chris Burtin,1,6 Rik Gosselink,1,2 Marc Decramer,2 Wim Janssens,2 Thierry Troosters1,2 1KU Leuven, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Leuven, Belgium; 2University Hospital Leuven

The Minimal Important Difference in Physical Activity in Patients with COPD

the FWO-Flanders. CAC is supported by CNPq/Brazil (202425/2011-8). Ms Heleen Demeyer is the recipient of a joint ERS/ SEPAR Fellowship (LTRF 2015). Competing Interests: The authors have declared that

Physical Activity Counselling during Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COPD: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Background Pulmonary rehabilitation programs only modestly enhance daily physical activity levels in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This randomised controlled trial investigates the additional effect of an individual activity counselling program during pulmonary rehabilitation on physical activity levels in patients with moderate to very severe COPD...

Physical Activity Characteristics across GOLD Quadrants Depend on the Questionnaire Used

Background The GOLD multidimensional classification of COPD severity combines the exacerbation risk with the symptom experience, for which 3 different questionnaires are permitted. This study investigated differences in physical activity (PA) in the different GOLD quadrants and patient’s distribution in relation to the questionnaire used. Methods 136 COPD patients (58±21% FEV1...

Moderate Intense Physical Activity Depends on Selected Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) Cut-Off and Type of Data Analysis

BackgroundAccelerometry data are frequently analyzed without considering whether moderate-to-vigorous physical activities (MVPA) were performed in bouts of >10 minutes as defined in most physical activity guidelines. We aimed i) to quantify MVPA by using different commonly-applied physical activity guidelines, ii) to investigate the effect of bouts versus non-bouts analysis, and...