Reduced vital capacity leads to exercise intolerance in patients with ankylosing spondylitis


Ozdemyr O., Inanici F., Hascelik Z.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE, vol.47, no.3, pp.391-397, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.391-397
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background. It is well-known that pulmonary function is altered in patients with ankylosing spondilitis (AS) owing mainly to the restriction of chest expansion. In addition to musculoskeletal factors, development of pulmonary function abnormalities may also deteriorate exercise tolerance of the patients.