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Measurement of functional activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the grocery shelving task.
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PMID:  19008696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to develop a standardized test to evaluate functional performance, including arm activity, of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients (mean forced expiratory volume in 1 second % predicted = 46) were recruited to measure reproducibility (n = 10) of a grocery shelving task (GST) over 6 weeks without intervention and responsiveness (n = 47) of the task following a 6-week pulmonary rehabilitation program. In 25 of these patients, the pattern and magnitude of cardiorespiratory responses during the task were compared with the unsupported upper limb exercise test. RESULTS: Time taken to perform the GST was highly reproducible over a 6-week period (ICC = 0.97). Patients demonstrated a significant 8.0% improvement (95% CI, 4.6-11.3) on the task following pulmonary rehabilitation. There were significant correlations for peak cardiorespiratory responses between the GST and the unsupported upper limb exercise test. CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that a standardized GST is a reproducible, valid, and responsive functional outcome measure that incorporates unsupported arm activity for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Catherine J Hill; Linda Denehy; Anne E Holland; Christine F McDonald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1932-7501     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2008 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-14     Completed Date:  2009-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101291247     Medline TA:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiotherapy, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Aged, 80 and over
Health Status Indicators
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / rehabilitation*
Recovery of Function
Reproducibility of Results
Task Performance and Analysis*

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