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22937 Time-related feedback messages for changing activity behaviour of patients with COPD
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Tabak, M. and op den Akker, H. and Hermens, H.J. (2013) Time-related feedback messages for changing activity behaviour of patients with COPD. In: 4th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, 24-25 January 2013, Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands. 161. Book of abstracts. BME. ISSN not assigned

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Background: The promotion of physical activity in daily life is an important aspect in the treatment of COPD patients [1]. We developed a telemedicine application – the Activity Coach – that aims to increase activity levels and to balance activities over the day. Activity levels are measured using a triaxial accelerometer, and time-related feedback text messages are provided on a smartphone. The objective of this study was to investigate how COPD patients responded to the feedback messages on a short-term notice.
Conclusions: COPD patients significantly change their activity level on a short-term notice in response to time-related feedback messages provided on a smartphone. Ambulant feedback messages might therefore be a valuable component of telemedicine interventions that aim to improve activity behaviour of COPD patients.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Abstract, Poster)
Research Group:EWI-BSS: Biomedical Signals and Systems
Research Program:MIRA-Neural and Motor Systems
Research Project:COPDdotCOM: Development of an infrastructure for remotely supervised activity monitoring of COPD patients and a portal for inter-professional and-patient communication
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ID Code:22937
Deposited On:06 February 2013
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