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Two different training programmes for patients with COPD: A randomised study with 1-year follow-up
Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
2006 In: Respiratory Medicine, Vol. 100, no 1, 130-139 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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2006. Vol. 100, no 1, 130-139 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-95528OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-95528DiVA: diva2:169782
Available from: 2007-03-08 Created: 2007-03-08Bibliographically approved
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1. Physical Training and Testing in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Physical Training and Testing in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The overall aims of the studies were to investigate the effects of different training modalities on exercise capacity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with moderate or severe COPD and, further, to explore two of the physical tests used in pulmonary rehabilitation.

In study I, the 12-minute walking distance (12MWD) did not increase on retesting in patients with exercise-induced hypoxemia (EIH) whereas 12MWD increased significantly on retesting in the non-EIH patients. In study II, we found that the incremental shuttle walking test was as good a predictor of peak exercise capacity (W peak) as peak oxygen uptake (VO2 peak) is. In study III, we investigated the effects of two different combination training programmes when training twice a week for eight weeks. One programme was mainly based on endurance training (group A) and the other on resistance training and callisthenics (group B). W peak and 12MWD increased in group A but not in group B. HRQoL, anxiety and depression were unchanged in both groups. Ratings of perceived exertion at rest were significantly lower in group A than in group B after training and during 12 months of follow-up. Twelve months post-training, 12MWD was back to baseline in group A, but significantly shorter than at baseline in group B. Thus, a short endurance training intervention delayed decline in 12MWD for at least one year. Patients with moderate and severe COPD responded to training in the same way. In study IV, both interval and continuous endurance training increased W peak, VO2 peak, peak exhaled carbon dioxide (VCO2 peak) and 12MWD. Likewise, HRQoL, dyspnoea during activities of daily life, anxiety and depression improved similarly in both groups. At a fixed, submaximal workload (isotime), the interval training reduced oxygen cost and ventilatory demand significantly more than the continuous training did.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2007. 86 p.
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 234
Physical therapy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary rehabilitation, physical training, endurance training, interval training, health-related quality of life, exercise testing, walking tests, physiotherapy, Sjukgymnastik
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-7632 (URN)978-91-554-6815-6 (ISBN)
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2007-03-31, Grönwallsalen, Akademiska sjukhuset, ingång 70, Uppsala, 09:15
Available from: 2007-03-08 Created: 2007-03-08 Last updated: 2013-05-23Bibliographically approved

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