An exploration of beliefs regarding exercise among Taiwanese 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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摘要

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.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)133-138
頁數6
期刊Heart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
42
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 三月 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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