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Determinants of frequency, duration, and continuity of home walking in patients with COPD.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21501900     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this study was to identify determinants of frequency (days per week), duration (minutes per session), and continuity (persistence over 1 year) of home walking in 103 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who participated in a dyspnea self-management program. Dimensions of home walking exercise were measured by logs and reports of biweekly telephone calls with the intervention nurse. The selection of personal, cognitive, and environmental determinants of home walking was guided by social cognitive theory. Participants walked more frequently if they were exercising before they entered the study, had less depressive symptoms, and were living with friends or family. Duration of walks was influenced by supervised exercise training; living with spouse, friends, or family; and physical conditioning. Participants who walked most consistently over the course of the year had more supervised exercise sessions as part of the dyspnea self-management program, exercised regularly before entering the program, and perceived a gain in social support over the year. These findings can be used to tailor exercise interventions to the specific needs of patients and improve the likelihood of consistent exercise participation.
Authors:
DorAnne Donesky; Susan L Janson; Huong Q Nguyen; John Neuhaus; Torsten B Neilands; Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2011-04-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1528-3984     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-07     Completed Date:  2011-08-19     Revised Date:  2013-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309633     Medline TA:  Geriatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-87     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011. Published by Mosby, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Dyspnea / etiology,  rehabilitation
Female
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Middle Aged
Patient Participation
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / complications,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Self Care*
Walking*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
2T32NR07088/NR/NINR NIH HHS; KL2 RR025015/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; R01-NR02131-08/NR/NINR NIH HHS

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