Exercise: Elderly COPD Patients Benefit from Home-Based Rehabilitation with a Pedometer.

Exercise: Elderly COPD Patients Benefit from Home-Based Rehabilitation with a Pedometer.

A small-scale study found that older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) achieved greater improvements in physical function when they used a pedometer in conjunction with their home-based pulmonary rehabilitation. The researchers believe the pedometer helps to motivate patients to be more active when they have viewable feedback. Respiratory Medicine, January 2015

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