A comparison of muscle strength and endurance, exercise capacity, fatigue perception and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and healthy subjects: a cross-sectional study


Calik-Kutukcu E. , Savci S., SAĞLAM M. , Vardar-Yagli N. , Inal-Ince D. , Arikan H. , ...Daha Fazla

BMC PULMONARY MEDICINE, cilt.14, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1471-2466-14-6
  • Dergi Adı: BMC PULMONARY MEDICINE

Özet

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has significant systemic effects that substantially impact quality of life and survival. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare peripheral muscle strength and endurance, exercise capacity, fatigue perception and quality of life between patients with COPD and healthy subjects.