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Evidence-based research programs are improving physical activity for COPD patients using telehealth and patient-centered care.

Within the University of Kansas respiratory therapy program, we are focusing on the question “What is the impact of a telehealth pulmonary rehabilitation program on improving physical activity in people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)?”

Our overarching goal is to provide COPD patients access to a sustainable and cost-effective strategy for managing their chronic disease. Another objective of this proposed study is to help increase physical activity in COPD patients while improving health-related quality of life (HRQOL) by using an innovative approach to deliver pulmonary rehabilitation.

This project was funded by the American Association of Respiratory Care’s Vision Grant - Young Investigator Award.

PI Cheryl Skinner; Co-PI Dave Burnett

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Respiratory Care and Diagnostic Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-4630 • 711 TTY