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Water-based exercise in copd with physical co-morbidities: a randomised controlled trial.
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PMID:  22997217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Land-based exercise is often difficult for people with COPD who have co-existing obesity, musculoskeletal or neurological conditions. This randomised controlled trial aimed to determine the effectiveness of water-based exercise training in improving exercise capacity and quality of life compared to land-based exercise training and control (no exercise) in people with COPD and physical co-morbidities.Participants referred to pulmonary rehabilitation were randomly allocated to a water-based exercise, land-based exercise or control group. The two exercise groups trained for eight weeks, three sessions per week.Forty-five of 53 participants, (mean (SD) age 72 (9) years, FEV1 59 (15) % predicted), completed the study. Compared to control, water-based exercise training significantly increased 6-minute walk distance, incremental and endurance shuttle walk distances, and improved Chronic Respiratory Disease Questionnaire (CRDQ) dyspnoea and fatigue. Compared to land-based exercise training, water-based exercise training significantly increased incremental shuttle walk distance (mean difference 39 m, 95% CI 5 to 72), endurance shuttle walk distance (mean difference 228 m, 95% CI 19 to 438) and improved CRDQ fatigue.Water-based exercise training was significantly more effective than land-based exercise training and control in increasing peak and endurance exercise capacity and improving aspects of quality of life in people with COPD and physical co-morbidities.
Renae J McNamara; Zoe J McKeough; David K McKenzie; Jennifer A Alison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European respiratory journal : official journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1399-3003     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Respir. J.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803460     Medline TA:  Eur Respir J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia.
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