Functional capacity, physical activity, and quality of life in hypoxemic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


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SAĞLAM M., VARDAR YAĞLI N., SAVCI S., İNAL İNCE D., ÇALIK KÜTÜKCÜ E., Arikan H., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE, vol.10, pp.423-428, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/copd.s78937
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.423-428
  • Keywords: COPD, hypoxemia, 6-minute walk test, LUNG-FUNCTION, ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE, MILD HYPOXEMIA, COPD, EXERCISE, HYPOXIA, EXACERBATIONS, RELIABILITY, PREDICTORS, MECHANISMS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: The risk of hypoxemia increases with the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the deterioration of pulmonary function. The aim of this study was to compare functional capacity, physical activity, and quality of life in hypoxemic and non-hypoxemic patients with COPD.