Mechanistic Effects of Health Coaching to Reduce COPD Hospitalizations


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 18-000780
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 18-000780

About this study

This study is being done to explore the benefit of Health Coaching on patients with COPD versus self guided lifestyle education.  The goals are  to see if Health Coaching improves well-being and quality of life and physical activity  in patients with COPD and also if the benefits are maintained overtime (lifestyle change).  This study will also be looking at how often a patient visits the doctor unscheduled for COPD related causes

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must be ≥40 years old; with a clinical diagnosis of COPD, and GOLD risk category B -breathlessness defined by the Medical Research Council Dyspnea score >1 of – or GOLD risk category D breathlessness defined by the Medical Research Council Dyspnea score >1 and more than one COPD exacerbation in the past year.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with an inability to connect by telephone (land line) or inability follow directions or with a high chance of being non-compliant (active alcohol or drug abuse).  
  • Pregnant women are also excluded.  S
  • Since this is a real world study, we will not exclude patients with other comorbidities like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or sleep apnea.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Roberto Benzo, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Johanna Hoult M.A., CCRP


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