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Title: Physical Activity in Daily Life in Lung Transplant Candidates
Authors: Langer, Daniel
Troosters, Thierry
Pitta, F
Dupont, Lieven
Verleden, Geert
Decramer, Marc
Gosselink, Rik #
Issue Date: 2007
Host Document: Am J Respir Crit Care Med edition:175 pages:A234
Conference: ATS 2007 location:San Francisco date:18-23 May 2007
Abstract: [Poster Board #A103] Physical Activity in Daily Life in Lung Transplant Candidates, [Publication Page: A234]

D. Langer, P.T., MSc., T. Troosters, P.T., Ph, F. Pitta, P.T., Ph, L.J. Dupont, M.D., Ph, G.M. Verleden, M.D., Ph, M. Decramer, M.D., Ph, R. Gosselink, P.T., Ph, Leuven, Belgium, Londrina, Brazil

Exercise capacity and muscle force are severely restricted in lung transplant candidates (LTXc). So far, however, no reports on daily physical activity (PA) are available in LTXc.
We measured PA in LTXc, COPD patients and healthy elderly (HE) and compared it with PA-recommendations in international guidelines. PA was measured objectively with a validated Activity Monitor (Mc Roberts, The Hague, NL). Assessment of postures included standing (StT), sitting (SiT) and lying (LyT). Mean daily walking time (WaT) and movement intensity (MI WaT) were the main outcomes.
Amount of PA is severly reduced in LTXc and is comparable to COPD patients in GOLD stage IV. MI WaT in LTXc tends to be even lower than in these patients.
Conclusion: LTXc can be classified as very sedentary. They would need a threefold increase in WaT to reach recommendations of guidelines on PA.

Session Info: [**] Thematic Poster Session, [A80] CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE CARE OF THE PATIENT WITH LUNG DISEASE
Session Time: 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Presentation Time: 8:15 AM
Poster Viewing: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Room: Area A (Hall D, Lower Level), Moscone Center
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation
Pneumology
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