NTM & Bronchiectasis
5th World Bronchiectasis & NTM Conference
June 30 – July 2 Prague, Czech Republic
Presented by Emily Horvat
Our poster presentation
The need for a remote, supervised exercise and lifestyle education program in Bronchiectasis and NTM
Background & Aim
- The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted physical activity levels and positive lifestyle behaviours.
- Currently, there are no home-based exercise and education programs, remotely delivered through a virtual platform, available for Bronchiectasis and NTM patients.
- Remote programs reduce barriers to accessing in-clinic/in-person programs.
Home-based exercise and lifestyle education programs are feasible and needed to help develop intrinsic motivation to continue with physical activities despite the pandemic. Increased confidence in using the Internet as a necessity due to the pandemic, has led to a greater acceptance of using online platforms.
Our NTM/BE initiative
Our team has collaborated with NTMir to understand the thoughts and opinions of those living with NTM and bronchiectasis, around a remotely delivered exercise program.
Needs Assessment Report
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, my biggest challenges as someone living with Bronchiectasis and NTM was the lack of exercise classes, further loss of independence, limiting my ability to live a somewhat full life.”
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