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Performance of a pedometer to measure physical activity in a U.S. cohort with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Valery A. Danilack, MPH, PhD, et al.

Objective assessment of physical activity (PA) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is important. Simple monitoring devices are needed. We examined use of the Omron HJ-720ITC pedometer in COPD. One-hundred seventy-six persons with stable COPD wore the Omron and the StepWatch Activity Monitor (SAM) during an in-clinic walk and in the field. The Omron captures steps from purposeful, continuous walking, while the SAM captures all steps. Omron-steps were compared with manually counted steps in the clinic and to SAM-steps in the field. The Omron accurately and reliably measured purposeful, continuous walking in COPD. The Omron may be ideal for interventions that promote PA through walking.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0282

Volume 52 Number 3, 2015
   Pages 333 — 342


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Danilack VA, Okunbor O, Richardson CR, Teylan M, Moy ML. Performance of a pedometer to measure physical activity in a U.S. cohort with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(3):333–42.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0282
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