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Home monitoring of breathing rate in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: observational study of feasibility, acceptability, and change after exacerbation

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, April 2017
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Title
Home monitoring of breathing rate in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: observational study of feasibility, acceptability, and change after exacerbation
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, April 2017
DOI 10.2147/copd.s120706
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Noah Rubio, Richard A Parker, Ellen M Drost, Hilary Pinnock, Christopher J Weir, Janet Hanley, Leandro C Mantoani, William MacNee, Brian McKinstry, Roberto A Rabinovich

Abstract

Telehealth programs to promote early identification and timely self-management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (AECOPDs) have yielded disappointing results, in part, because parameters monitored (symptoms, pulse oximetry, and spirometry) are weak predictors of exacerbations. Breathing rate (BR) rises during AECOPD and may be a promising predictor. Devices suitable for home use to measure BR have recently become available, but their accuracy, acceptability, and ability to detect changes in people with COPD is not known. We compared five BR monitors, which used different monitoring technologies, with a gold standard (Oxycon Mobile(®); CareFusion(®), a subsidiary of Becton Dickinson, San Diego, CA, USA). The monitors were validated in 21 stable COPD patients during a 57-min "activities of daily living protocol" in a laboratory setting. The two best performing monitors were then tested in a 14-day trial in a home setting in 23 stable COPD patients to determine patient acceptability and reliability of signal. Acceptability was explored in qualitative interviews. The better performing monitor was then given to 18 patients recruited during an AECOPD who wore the monitor to observe BR during the recovery phase of an AECOPD. While two monitors demonstrated acceptable accuracy compared with the gold standard, some participants found them intrusive particularly when ill with an exacerbation, limiting their potential utility in acute situations. A reduction in resting BR during the recovery from an AECOPD was observed in some, but not in all participants and there was considerable day-to-day individual variation. Resting BR shows some promise in identifying exacerbations; however, further prospective study to assess this is required.

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Geographical breakdown

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 20%
Unspecified 9 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Other 5 10%
Researcher 5 10%
Other 15 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 28%
Unspecified 8 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 12%
Engineering 5 10%
Social Sciences 4 8%
Other 13 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 May 2017.
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#2,498,070
of 13,892,828 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#340
of 1,705 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#66,307
of 264,327 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#15
of 64 outputs
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