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Impact of combined exercise on chronic obstructive pulmonary patients' state of health.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20927492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a 10-week combined training programme (aerobic and strength exercise) compared to an aerobic training programme, and respiratory physiotherapy on COPD patients' health.
METHODS: Fifty subjects with moderate to severe COPD were randomly assigned to two groups. Combined group (CG, n=25) who underwent combined training, and aerobic group (AG, n=25) who underwent aerobic training. These were compared with fifty COPD subjects who underwent respiratory physiotherapy, breathing control and bronchial clearance techniques (RP group, n = 50). We evaluated health state through two questionnaires, St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and SF-36, at the beginning and at the end of the programme.
RESULTS: The CG group showed differences (p<0.0001) in modification rates in state of health compared to the AG and RP groups in the activity (64 ± 9%, 19 ± 7%, 1 ± 15%) , impact (35 ± 5%, 20 ± 18%, 1 ± 14%) and total (41 ± 9%, 26 ± 17%, 1 ± 15%) domains assessed by the SGRQ, and the physical function (109 ± 74%, 22 ± 12%, 0.1 ± 18%), physical role (52 ± 36%, 11 ± 15%, 1.3 ± 21%) and vitality (83 ± 39%, 14 ± 38%) domains assessed by SF-36.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that combined training in subjects with COPD appears to be a more effective method, with better clinical changes, and improvements in health state perception.
Angela Maria Pereira; Helena Santa-Clara; Ernesto Pereira; Sérgio Simões; India Remédios; João Cardoso; José Brito; Jan Cabri; Bo Fernhall
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista portuguesa de pneumologia     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0873-2159     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Port Pneumol     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-07     Completed Date:  2011-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9813736     Medline TA:  Rev Port Pneumol     Country:  Portugal    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng; por     Pagination:  737-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa e Hospital Garcia de Orta.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy* / methods
Health Status*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / physiopathology,  therapy*

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