Priority 16 from the COPD Exacerbation PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: Does regular exercise reduce the risk of having an exacerbation (and to what level of exercise)? (JLA PSP Priority 16)
|JLA question ID
|This question seeks to understand whether regular exercise might be associated with better prevention of exacerbations. There is good evidence that an education and exercise programme called 'Pulmonary Rehabiliation' is effective, but less evidence on what level of exercise in daily life would be required to maintain this benefit.
Limited evidence at COPD exacerbations.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
how much exercise is wise as to not cause an exacerbation # ~ What is the minimal important difference of physical activity improvement from Physical activity interventions aiming to reduce exacerbations? ~ Does very regular exercise, to the point of pushing your breathing ability to the max, help maintain the lung capacity you have, or even improve it; and assist with keeping exacerbations at bay? ~ Does exercise impact on exacerbations or reduce them
|Patient, Carer, Relative, Healthcare professional
|PSP unique ID
|COPD Exacerbation PSP
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|51 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|1 April 2021