Embargoed Until May 21, 2:15 p.m. CT



Dacia Morris
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ATS Office 212-315-8620 (until May 16)


Session: C106 Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Abstract Presentation Time:  Tuesday, May 21, 2:15 p.m. CT
Location: Trinity Ballroom 5-7 (Level 3), Omni Dallas Downtown


COPD Exacerbations May Decrease with Web-based Intervention

Newswise — ATS 2019, Dallas, TX ─ COPD patients who were given a pedometer and participated in a web-based intervention that helped them set physical activity goals, provided feedback and disease self-management education, and offered a community forum were less likely to experience an acute exacerbation of their lung disease than those patients who received only the pedometer, according to a randomized, controlled trial presented at ATS 2019. Interestingly, among those assigned to the intervention, the reduction in exacerbations over a year of follow-up occurred despite the fact that their level of physical activity at 6 and 12 months was no higher than the pedometer-only patients.


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Emily Wan, MD, MPH
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