Home-based Health Management of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) Patients


About this study

Regular physical activity has been found to be important in maintaining health and well-being in people with COPD. The purpose of this study is to test new technology and health coaching aimed to help people with COPD become more physically active in their daily lives.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • • Men and women age 40 years and older

    • Current or former smoker of at least 10 pack-years
    • Diagnosis of Global Initiative for Chronic Lung Disease (GOLD) stage II, III or IV COPD as documented by pulmonary function
    • Are eligible for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • • Unable to perform mild exercises

    • Patients with a high likelihood of being lost to follow-up or contact (patients with active chemical dependency), are planning to move out of the state, are not living in the healthcare area.
    • Patients with an inability to provide good data or follow commands (patients who are disoriented, have a severe neurologic or psychiatric condition).

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Roberto Benzo, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Johanna Hoult M.A., CCRP

(507) 538-6643


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