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Bodies in motion: monitoring daily activity and exercise with motion sensors in people with chronic pulmonary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15074453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A primary goal of pulmonary rehabilitation is to improve health and life quality by encouraging participants to engage in exercise and to increase daily physical activity. The recent advent of motion sensors, including digital pedometers and accelerometers that measure motion as a continuous variable, have added precision to the measurement of free-living daily activity. Daily activity and exercise are variables of keen interest to proponents of the national health agenda, epidemiologists, clinical researchers, and rehabilitation interventionists. This paper summarizes issues related to conceptualizing and monitoring activity in the rehabilitation setting; reviews motion sensor methodology; compares motion-sensing devices; presents analysis issues and current and potential applications to the pulmonary rehabilitation setting; and gives practical applications and limitations.
Bonnie G Steele; Basia Belza; Kevin Cain; Catherine Warms; Jeff Coppersmith; JoEllen Howard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation research and development     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0748-7711     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Res Dev     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-12     Completed Date:  2004-05-11     Revised Date:  2007-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8410047     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Res Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
Primary Care and Specialty Medicine Service, Health Services Research and Development Department, Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division, Seattle, WA 98108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Monitoring, Physiologic
Physical Fitness
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / rehabilitation*
Comment In:
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2004 Mar;41(2):xi-xii; author reply xii   [PMID:  17687773 ]
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2004 Mar;41(2):xi; author reply xii   [PMID:  17684835 ]

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