Health Enhancing Activity in Lung Therapy (The HEALTH Study)

A Randomised Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Promote the Effects of Health Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA) on Physical and Psychosocial Outcomes in Patients with Mild COPD who are being treated with Tiotropium.


This study examines the added value of providing structured exercise for patients with mild to moderate COPD who are currently being treated, in line with NICE guidelines, with an anti-cholinergic inhaler (tiotropium). This work is being undertaken between Primary Care and the School of Sports and Health Sciences, and we believe will add insight into the optimal management of patients with early stage COPD. The study started in the summer of 2007 with participant recruitment commencing in April 2008.



Professor John Campbell - Professor of General Practie & Primary Care
Mr James Faulkner - Project Manager
Mrs Emily Fletcher - Trial Manager/Research Fellow
Dr Rupert Jones - Honorary Clinical Research Fellow
Professor David Price, University of Aberdeen
Professor Adrian Taylor
- Principal Investigator
Professor Rod Taylor - Professor in Health Economics


University of Exeter Medical School (Primary Care)
Smeall Building
St Luke's Campus
Tel: 01392 722741
Fax: 01392 432223