Self-determined motivation and exercise behaviour in COPD patients

Hui Ling Cho, Heng Hsin Tung*, Ming Shian Lin, Wan Chun Hsu, Chi Pin Lee

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the self-determined motivation predictors of exercise behaviour following pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD recipients. This cross-sectional study was conducted with 135 COPD patients. A demographic questionnaire, clinical factors, behavioural regulations in exercise questionnaire, and leisure time exercise questionnaire were used to collect data. A logistic regression model was used to identify the predictors associated with demographics and self-determined motivation types regarding physical activity. Education level, episodes of acute exacerbation within 2 years, and identified regulation were significant predictors of executing physical activities with high metabolic equivalents. The results of this study imply that healthcare providers need to be aware of the importance of exercise motivation among COPD patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12530
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2017


  • exercise behaviour
  • pulmonary rehabilitation
  • self-determined motivation


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