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Table 1 Study inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Effects of a brief, pedometer-based behavioral intervention for individuals with COPD during inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation on 6-week and 6-month objectively measured physical activity: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria (ICD-10) Main diagnosis for the pulmonary rehabilitation: physician-confirmed diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (International classification code: J44.- at all 2011 GOLD classifications A–D). The diagnosis has to be confirmed in each case by lung function (FEV1/VC < 0.7 after bronchospasmolysis) and a respiratory specialist at admission to the pulmonary rehabilitation clinic
Age ≥ 18 years
Exclusion criteria Severe comorbidities, which will affect the results of the outcome parameters much more than pulmonary rehabilitation; for example, cancer or severe cardiac or neurological comorbidities
  Considerable reduction of sight and hearing
Severe psychiatric condition as a secondary diagnosis
Lack of ability to speak German
  1. ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases, version 10