Effects of peripheral neuropathy on exercise capacity and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases


Ulubay G. , Ulasli S. S. , Bozbas S. S. , Ozdemirel T., KARATAŞ M.

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.8, no.2, pp.296-302, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/aoms.2012.28557
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.296-302

Abstract

Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) have some systemic effects including systemic inflammation, nutritional abnormalities, skeletal muscle dysfunction, and cardiovascular, skeletal and neurological disorders. Some studies have reported the presence of peripheral neuropathy (PNP) at an incidence of 28-94% in patients with COPD. Our study aimed to identify whether PNP affects exercise performance and quality of life in COPD patients.