Mechanistic Effects of Health Coaching to Reduce COPD Hospitalizations


About this study

The purpose of this study is 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. 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:

  • Patients must be ≥ 40 years old.
  • Have a clinical diagnosis of COPD.
  • 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).
  • Inability to follow directions or with a high chance of being non-compliant (active alcohol or drug abuse).  
  • Pregnant women.  
  • Since this is a real world study,patients with other comorbidities like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or sleep apnea will not be excluded.

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.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Johanna Hoult M.A., CCRP

(507) 538-6643

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba M.D.

(480) 301-9381

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