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An exploration of beliefs regarding exercise among Taiwanese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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PMID:  23290711     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: To explore the beliefs regarding regular exercise among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). BACKGROUND: Low adherence to exercise has been observed in patients with COPD. It is important to identify factors regarding exercise from the patients' viewpoint. METHODS: Thirty-one patients were recruited from a medical center in Taiwan. Semi-structured, in-depth, one-on-one interviews were conducted to collect data. The narratives of the interviews were analyzed via content analysis. RESULTS: The majority of the participants affirmed the benefits of regular exercise; however, concerns about personal comfort and safety affected their actual exercise behavior. Five normative references were found to support exercise behavior, and several exercise promoters were identified. CONCLUSION: This study provides an understanding of exercise beliefs of Taiwanese patients with COPD stage II-IV and suggests several ideas for their exercise maintenance. There is a need to provide individualized exercise guides and reinforced programs for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Hsiao-Chiao Wang; Jen-Chen Tsai; Yann-Fen C Chao; Min-Huey Chung; Yang-Hao Yu; Kuo-Liang Chiu; Shin-Da Lee
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-3
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Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1527-3288     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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