Effect of upper limb, lower limp and combined training on health- related quality of life in COPD

Rao, Vaishali and Prem, V (2010) Effect of upper limb, lower limp and combined training on health- related quality of life in COPD. Lung India, 27 (1). pp. 4-7.

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Abstract

Objectives: To study the effect of unsupported upper limb and lower limb exercise training and their combined influence on the exercise performance and health-related quality of life in COPD patients. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients were randomly assigned to one of the three groups, through block randomization. Of the three groups, group A received upper limb training, group B received lower limb training, and group C received both upper and lower limb training. Patients in group A, B, and C underwent exercise training five times a week for four weeks. The outcome measures used in the study were unsupported upper limb endurance test (UULEX), Six-Minute Walk Test (6-MWT), and a Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire. Statistical analysis was performed with analysis of variance, Wilcoxon scale, and a Kruskal Wallis one way ANOVA test, and a P value of .05 was used in the study. Conclusion: The combined upper limb and lower limb training group showed a significant improvement in the exercise performance and health-related quality of life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, health-related quality of life, lower limb training, upper limb training.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 04:52
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2012 04:52
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77320

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