Relation between upper-limb muscle strength with exercise capacity, quality of life and dyspnea in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Kaymaz D., Candemir I. C. , Ergun P., Demir N., Tasdemir F., DEMİR P.

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.12, no.3, pp.1257-1263, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.12659
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1257-1263

Abstract

IntroductionIn chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), skeletal muscle weakness is characterized by reduced muscle strength, reduced muscle endurance and the presence of muscle fatigue especially in lower limbs. There has been little research into the upper limb skeletal muscles.