Changes in physical activity and all-cause mortality in COPD.

Anouk W Vaes, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, Jacob L Marott, Marta Benet, Miriam T J Groenen, Peter Schnohr, Frits M E Franssen, Jørgen Vestbo, Emiel F M Wouters, Peter Lange, Martijn A Spruit

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    Abstract

    Little is known about changes in physical activity in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its impact on mortality. Therefore, we aimed to study changes in physical activity in subjects with and without COPD and the impact of physical activity on mortality risk. Subjects from the Copenhagen City Heart Study with at least two consecutive examinations were selected. Each examination included a self-administered questionnaire and clinical examination. 1270 COPD subjects and 8734 subjects without COPD (forced expiratory volume in 1 s 67±18 and 91±15% predicted, respectively) were included. COPD subjects with moderate or high baseline physical activity who reported low physical activity level at follow-up had the highest hazard ratios of mortality (1.73 and 2.35, respectively; both p
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalThe European respiratory journal
    Volume44
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2014

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