Determinants of physical activity in daily life in candidates for lung transplantation

Respiratory Medicine, 04/04/2012

The 6–min walking distance was the main determinant of an inactive lifestyle in these patients. Respiratory muscle force, energy and fatigue and seasonal variations explained some additional variability in activity behavior. Patients should be encouraged to participate in interventions aimed at improving physical fitness and participation in daily physical activity before lung transplantation.

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