Institutions: Government of Spain; ISGlobal, Spain; Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain; CIBERESP Epidemiology and Public Health, Spain; Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain; UIC Barcelona, Spain; Government of Catalonia, Spain; University of Basel, Switzerland; Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Spain; Jordi Gol University Institute for Research Primary Healthcare; Ramon Llull University, Spain
Researchers: Ane Arbillaga, Anael Barberan, Marta Benages, Marta Benet, Lali Borrell, Payam Dadvand, Maria Foraster, Judith Garcia (PI), Elena Gimeno, Alicia Marín, Mònica Monteagudo, Robert Rodriguez, Pere Vall, Jordi Vilaró
Regular physical activity improves the prognosis of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, there is a lack of effective procedures for helping such patients maintain or reach adequate levels of physical activity. This project focuses on assessing the effectiveness of a training programme that uses public spaces and urban trails, and adapts to each patient-s needs and capabilities. It also addresses social and environmental determinants of physical activity in COPD patients by means of quantitative and qualitative analysis.