Effects of chest physiotherapy and aerobic exercise training on physical fitness in young children with cystic fibrosis


Elbasan B., Tunali N., Duzgun İ., Ozcelik U.

ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.38, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1824-7288-38-2
  • Journal Name: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Cystic fibrosis, physical fitness, aerobic exercise, training, MUSCULAR STRENGTH, LONG-TERM, PROGRAM, CAPACITY, THERAPY
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Cystic fibrosis is a multisystem disease where the main problems are existing in the respiratory system. Aerobic exercise programs are effective in increasing physical fitness and muscle endurance in addition to chest physiotherapy.