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The effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program on pulmonary function tests and exercise tolerance in patients with Parkinson's disease.
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PMID:  9503194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of exercise training, as a part of a pulmonary rehabilitation program, on pulmonary function tests and exercise tolerance have not been clarified in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). This study compares the results of pulmonary function test parameters and exercise tolerance in individuals with and without PD. It also compares the results of pulmonary function test parameters, exercise tolerance and subjective ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) between entry to and the end of exercise training program in patients with PD. Nine patients with PD and 9 age-matched healthy controls participated in the study. Pulmonary function tests and a six-minute walk test were performed in subjects with and without PD, and the Borg RPE scale was applied to patients with PD at the beginning of the study. After the exercise training program, all parameters were recorded again in patients with PD. Statistically significant differences were observed between the groups in some of the pulmonary function test parameters and in exercise tolerance. After the training program, we observed improvement in some of the pulmonary function test parameters, exercise tolerance, and RPE in patients with PD.
F Köseoğlu; L Inan; S Ozel; S D Deviren; G Karabiyikoğlu; R Yorgancioğlu; T Atasoy; A Oztürk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Functional neurology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0393-5264     ISO Abbreviation:  Funct. Neurol.     Publication Date:    1997 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-24     Completed Date:  1998-04-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707746     Medline TA:  Funct Neurol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Hospital, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy
Exercise Tolerance*
Lung / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Parkinson Disease / physiopathology*,  rehabilitation*
Respiratory Function Tests

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