Internet-based Rehabilitation Aftercare Focusing on Physical Activity Promotion in Persons With COPD (COPD-AReNa)

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    University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Updated on 13 May 2022


The aim of the study is to evaluate a 12-week internet-based rehabilitation aftercare program with an emphasis on physical activity promotion for persons with COPD. The program starts directly after an inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program. It includes monitoring and promotion of physical activity, progressive resistance and endurance training, education through online learning modules and continuous support from a therapist.

Condition Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Treatment Pulmonary Rehabilitation (usual care), Pulmonary Rehabilitation (usual care) + familiarization with components of the aftercare program, After care: Exercise and physical activity promotion
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05006560
SponsorUniversity of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Last Modified on13 May 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Main diagnosis for the Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an International Classification of Diseases-Code J44.- (Other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) at all 2011 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) classifications A-D and stages 1-4
Internet access at home
owning a smartphone with the operating system Android or iOS
basic computer and internet skills (e. g. using web browser)
ability to operate a smartphone (especially to install mobile applications)
ability to read, write and comprehend as well as communicate electronically

Exclusion Criteria

severe concomitant disease, which will affect the ability to be physically active more than COPD for example, cancer or severe cardiac, neurological, orthopaedic or metabolic comorbidities)
cognitive impairment that hampers study implementation
Lack of ability to speak German
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