Orme MW, Harvey-Dunstan TC, Boral I, Chaplin EJL, Hussain SF, Morgan MDL, et al. Changes in physical activity during hospital admission for chronic respiratory disease. Respirology. 2019
Establishing the amount of inpatient physical activity (PA) undertaken by individuals hospitalized for chronic respiratory disease is needed to inform interventions. This observational study investigated whether PA changes when a person is an inpatient, how long is required to obtain representative PA measures and whether PA varies within a day and between patients of differing lengths of stay.