Eileen G Collins (College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, US) is Chair of the ATS Assembly on Nursing. She talked to us about ways to improve physical activity in patients with COPD, including the use of interventions, and recognising and overcoming barriers.
Questions1. What evidence exists to support the use of interventions aimed at increasing physical activity in patients with COPD? (0:10)
2. What interventions can help patients with severe dyspnea increase their physical activity? (1:34)
3. What are the major problems experienced by patients with COPD in the use and availability of home oxygen therapy? (2:54)
4. What can health professionals do to recognise and address barriers to physical activity in patients with COPD? (5:12)
Speaker disclosure: Eileen G Collins has nothing to disclose in relation to this video interview.
Filmed at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference 2018, San Diego, CA, US, May 2018.