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Évaluation de la perception des traceurs d’activité en tant qu’outils de motivation à l’activité physique chez les patients BPCO

Abstract : Background: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) occurs in 5 to 10% of the French population aged over 45 years old. Benefits of physical activity on patients with COPD have been well established, but few patients manage to maintain regular, long-term physical activity. Some short-term studies show that pedometers can motivate patients with COPD to walk, but we still lack reliable data regarding the use of activity trackers by patients with COPD under real-world conditions. Mobile health (mHealth) is a field to research in order to try and motivate them to maintain long-term physical activity. Objectives: the main objective of this qualitative study is to assess the perception of patients with COPD regarding the use of activity trackers (app and wireless wristband) as physical activity motivational tools under real-world conditions. Methods: this prospective qualitative study was led on patients with COPD who were recruited in several French towns. They had to fill in questionnaires, then they were asked to count their daily steps for at least one week using a mobile application, then a wireless wristband, before attending a final interview. Results: among the 146 patients who filled in the participation questionnaire, 50 (34%) were included, 17 (12%) succeeded in counting their daily steps. The average daily step count was 4605 (min 951; max 15546). The 13 interviews brought out 3 types of patients after their use of activity trackers (motivated, not motivated, physical incapacity). Conclusion: activity trackers offer potential to motivate some patients with COPD to practice more physical activity.
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Jérémy Khau. Évaluation de la perception des traceurs d’activité en tant qu’outils de motivation à l’activité physique chez les patients BPCO. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-03211298⟩

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