PAST STUDIES

1. Nintendo Wii and COPD

The purpose of this study was to see if the Nintendo Wii can provide a similar workout as hospital-based programs in patients with COPD.

2. Comparison of Common Physical Activity Measurement Techniques in Cystic Fibrosis

A research study comparing the accuracy of energy expenditure measurements from pedometers, accelerometers, multi-sensor methods, and flex heart rate methods to judge the best tool to use to monitor activity in very sick patients with severe Cystic Fibrosis.

3. LungFIT : Smartphone Application for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This study involved the development and evaluation of a smartphone system for pulmonary rehabilitation.

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4. Exercise and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Chronic Pulmonary Disease

The main purpose of this research project was to investigate whether and how exercise training through pulmonary rehabilitation program can specifically modulate arterial stiffness in patients with COPD.

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5. Disaster Preparedness in COPD

The goal of this study was to develop, validate, and pilot a questionnaire that was created to examine if people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are engaging in general and COPD-specific personal disaster preparedness. Content validity, response process validity, and test re-test reliability will be examined.

6. Ongoing Support after Discharge from Cardiac Rehabilitation

The aims of this study was to obtain cardiovascular disease patient feedback after attending a group medical visit, post-cardiac rehabilitation.

7.  Beyond Dissemination: A Knowledge Translation Study to Implement and Evaluate a Tool to Support Safe and Effective Activity in AECOPD (AECOPD-Mob) Implementation and Evaluation

The purpose of this project is to implement and evaluate AECOPD-Mob, a clinical decision-making tool to guide health care professionals working to increase mobility and exercise in hospitalized patients with an acute exacerbation of COPD. This study is funded by a grant from the Providence Health Care Research Institute and formed Masters student Ori Ben Ari’s thesis project.

8. Quality Indicators in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

As PR services increase in Canada there needs be a way for quality assurance. To address this problem, we are creating quality indicators (QIs).  The purpose of this study is to develop quality indicators for use in pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Canada. This study is funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Canada and formed Masters student Walden Cheung’s thesis project.