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Exercise prescription for hospitalized people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and comorbidities : a synthesis of systematic reviews Reid, Wendy Darlene; Yamabayashi, Cristiane; Goodridge, Donna; Chung, Frank; Hunt, Michael A.; Marciniuk, Darcy D.; Brooks, Dina; Chen, Yi-Wen; Hoens, Alison M.; Camp, Pat


The prescription of physical activity for hospitalized patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) can be complicated by the presence of comorbidities. The current research aimed to synthesize the relevant literature on the benefits of exercise for people with multimorbidities who experience an AECOPD, and ask: What are the parameters and outcomes of exercise in AECOPD and in conditions that are common comorbidities as reported by systematic reviews (SRs)?

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