COPD Patients Who Live Alone are Less Active (CME/CE)

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who live with a spouse, partner, or other caregiver are more active than patients who live alone, and are also more likely to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation programs, researchers report. Compared with patients who lived alone, those who lived with a spouse, partner, or other caregiver walked, on average, close to half a mile more each day, the results showed. And having a live-in spouse or partner caregiver was associated with an 11-fold higher likelihood of participation in a pulmonary rehabilitation program, according to the retrospective analysis of data from the CASCADE (COPD...

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