Published on in Vol 6, No 12 (2018): December

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/9774, first published .
Smartphone-Based Physical Activity Telecoaching in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Mixed-Methods Study on Patient Experiences and Lessons for Implementation

Smartphone-Based Physical Activity Telecoaching in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Mixed-Methods Study on Patient Experiences and Lessons for Implementation

Smartphone-Based Physical Activity Telecoaching in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Mixed-Methods Study on Patient Experiences and Lessons for Implementation

Matthias Loeckx 1, 2, 3, MSc;  Roberto A Rabinovich 4, MD, PhD;  Heleen Demeyer 1, 2, 5, PhD;  Zafeiris Louvaris 2, 6, PhD;  Rebecca Tanner 7, MSc;  Noah Rubio 4, BSc;  Anja Frei 8, PhD;  Corina De Jong 9, PhD;  Elena Gimeno-Santos 5, 10, 11, PhD;  Fernanda M Rodrigues 1, 2, MSc;  Sara C Buttery 7, BSc;  Nicholas S Hopkinson 7, MD, PhD;  Gilbert Büsching 8;  Alexandra Strassmann 8, MSc;  Ignasi Serra 5, 10, 11, MSc;  Ioannis Vogiatzis 6, 12, PhD;  Judith Garcia-Aymerich 5, 10, 11, MD, PhD;  Michael I Polkey 7, MD, PhD;  Thierry Troosters 1, 2, PhD

1 Respiratory Division, University Hospitals Leuven , Leuven , BE

2 Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven , Leuven , BE

3 Department of Physiotherapy, LUNEX International University of Health, Exercise and Sports , Differdange , LU

4 ELEGI Colt Laboratory, Centre for Inflammation Research, The Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh , GB

5 ISGlobal , Barcelona , ES

6 Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , Athens , GR

7 National Institute for Health Research Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Brompton and Harefield National Health Services Foundation Trust and Imperial College , London , GB

8 Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich , Zurich , CH

9 Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease-Primary Care, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen , NL

10 Department of Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra , Barcelona , ES

11 Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Epidemiología y Salud Pública , Barcelona , ES

12 Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne , GB

Corresponding Author:

  • Thierry Troosters, PhD
  • Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • KU Leuven
  • Labo Pneumologie
  • Herestraat 49 bus 706, Onderwijs & Navorsing I
  • Leuven
  • BE
  • Phone: 32 16330798
  • Email: thierry.troosters@kuleuven.be