RESP-FIT: Technology-Enhanced Self-Management in COPD Save

Date Added
January 2nd, 2018
PRO Number
Pro00071706
Researcher
Sarah Miller

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Keywords
Breathing, Lung, Pulmonary, Shortness of Breath
Summary

30 adults, aged 40 and older with mild to moderate COPD, will be recruited for this study. Participants must be willing to continually wear a FitBit activity monitor, have access to a smartphone or Wi-Fi/Data-enabled iPad, and be willing to complete respiratory muscle strength training exercises as well as reports on their smartphone at least 5 times per week for a 6-week period. Participants will be given a bluetooth inhaler device and a training app (RESP-FIT). This application will collect inhaler data and allows patients to self-report their daily symptoms. The goal of this study is to test whether use of the personalized inhaler device with the app strengthens lung function, promotes physical activity, and improves disease symptom self-management in persons with COPD.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Lisa Heidelberg
8437927309
heidelbe@musc.edu

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