Determinants of the 6-minute pegboard and ring test as an unsupported upper-extremity exercise capacity measure in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


ÖZSOY İ., ÖZCAN KAHRAMAN B., Ozsoy G., İLÇİN N., Kahraman T., ACAR S., ...More

EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE, vol.9, no.6, pp.863-870, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s41999-018-0111-x
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN GERIATRIC MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.863-870
  • Keywords: Older adults, Unsupported upper-extremity exercise capacity, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 6-minute pegboard and ring test, MUSCLE STRENGTH, COPD, ACTIVATION, STATEMENT, DYSPNEA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose Upper extremities play an important role in performing of many activities of daily living. Physical and pathological changes limit upper extremity functions in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the 6-minute pegboard and ring test (6PBRT) is a reliable and commonly used method for the assessment of unsupported upper-extremity exercise capacity in patients with COPD, there is lack of evidence about the possible determinants of the 6PBRT score. The study aimed to investigate the possible determinants of the 6PBRT in older adults with COPD.