Skip to main content

Table 4 Activities that trigger or worsen COPD symptoms (Concept Elicitation)

From: Development of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease morning symptom diary (COPD-MSD)

  Routine Indoor Physical Activitya Routine Outdoor Physical Activityb Getting Oneself Readyc General Houseworkd Miscellaneous Strenuous Activitye
Group 1 (n = 9)
Group 2 (n = 9)
Group 3 (n = 9)
Group 4 (n = 8)  
Spontaneous 33 18 11 12 20
Probed 2 7 13 11 0
Total (S + P) 35 25 24 23 20
  1. a Routine indoor activity: going up/down stairs, walking/moving around house, getting out of bed, preparing food/coffee
  2. b Routine outdoor activity: walking dog, picking up newspaper/mail, yard work, sweeping, fishing
  3. c Getting oneself ready: bathing/showering, getting dressed, going to bathroom, putting on socks, tying shoes
  4. d General housework: vacuuming, cleaning, doing laundry, making bed, setting/clearing table
  5. e Miscellaneous strenuous activity: lifting/carrying things, morning exercise (e.g., yoga, elliptical, treadmill)