Clinical Trials – The Effect of Physical Activity Promotion on Short and Long-term Outcomes in COPD (WEB) – Chronic Bronchitis

COPD currently afflicts 24 million US residents; the prevalence of COPD is high among Veterans. Persons with COPD have significant functional disability as a result of the disease. This project will determine whether a novel Internet-mediated walking program coupled with a pedometer can improve exercise capacity, improve health-related quality of life, and decrease the risk of acute exacerbations in persons with COPD. If successful, based on estimates that 33 to 64% of COPD patients are Internet users, the proposed exercise intervention could help over 8 million persons. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has a strong commitment to providing care to persons with COPD and supporting research directed at COPD-related disability. The 2012-2016 Strategic Plan of the VHA Office of Research and Development includes research in COPD rehabilitation. The proposed research addresses Rehabilitation R&D Service’s current priority area of improving disabled Veterans’ health-related quality of life by reducing disease burden and maximizing functional recovery.

Study Type: Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment: 185 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: Research assistant who assesses outcomes is blinded to randomization group.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Physical Activity Promotion on Short and Long-term Outcomes in COPD
Actual Study Start Date:  November 17, 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date:  December 31, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date:  December 31, 2020


Contact: Marilyn L Moy, MD (857) 203-6622   [email protected]
Contact: Ana Kantorowski, MPH (857) 203-5229   [email protected]


United States, Alabama
Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL Recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35233
Contact: Amber Samuelson    205-933-8101 ext 5550    [email protected]   
United States, Massachusetts
VA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus, Jamaica Plain, MA Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02130
Contact: Maria Higgins    857-364-4802                         [email protected]   
Principal Investigator: Marilyn L. Moy, MD Identifier: NCT02099799

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