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, Belgium

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

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

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

5 ISGlobal, Barcelona, Spain

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

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

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

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, Netherlands

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

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

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

Corresponding Author:

  • Thierry Troosters, PhD
  • Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • KU Leuven
  • Labo Pneumologie
  • Herestraat 49 bus 706, Onderwijs & Navorsing I
  • Leuven, 3000
  • Belgium
  • Phone: 32 16330798
  • Email: thierry.troosters@kuleuven.be