A comparison of muscle strength and endurance, exercise capacity, fatigue perception and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and healthy subjects: a cross-sectional study
BMC PULMONARY MEDICINE, vol.14, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
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BMC PULMONARY MEDICINE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
COPD, Exercise tests, Life quality, Muscle, Strength, Muscular fatigue, Coughs, 6-MINUTE WALK, CHRONIC COUGH, LUNG-FUNCTION, COPD, IMPACT, DYSPNEA, SCALE, QUESTIONNAIRES, CONSEQUENCES, QUADRICEPS
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has significant systemic effects that substantially impact quality of life and survival. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare peripheral muscle strength and endurance, exercise capacity, fatigue perception and quality of life between patients with COPD and healthy subjects.