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., ...More

BMC PULMONARY MEDICINE, vol.14, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2466-14-6
  • Journal Name: BMC PULMONARY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

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.