Respir Med 2021 Mar 24;181:106367. Epub 2021 Mar 24.
National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma, Australia; Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia; Hunter Medical Research Institute, Newcastle, Australia; Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia; School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Australia. Electronic address:
Sedentary time (ST) and light-intensity physical activity (LIPA) are movement behaviours associated with important health outcomes, but are not widely explored in respiratory diseases. We aimed to describe their volume and/or accumulation patterns in moderate-severe COPD, bronchiectasis and severe asthma using the accurate postural-based accelerometer activPAL, contrasting these values with a non-respiratory population. We also sought to test the cross-sectional associations of these behaviours with disease characteristics by diagnostic group, and as a combined label-free disease group. Read More