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The importance of movement for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Abstract:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease that gives rise to symptoms of breathlessness, chronic fatigue, and cough. The impact of COPD on people's activity has been widely acknowledged, yet it appears that we know little about how individuals experience activity. We employed a grounded theory study with 18 participants with COPD to explore their dimensions of activity. We identified two core concepts that captured participants' experience of activity; thes...

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10.1177/1049732311405801

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Ellis-Hill, C More by this author
McPherson, K More by this author
Journal:
Qualitative health research
Volume:
21
Issue:
9
Pages:
1239-1248
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1552-7557
ISSN:
1049-7323
URN:
uuid:10041f63-62d8-4f72-a70c-d02c4f89bf73
Source identifiers:
331605
Local pid:
pubs:331605

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