Effect of upper limb, lower limb and combined training on health-related quality of life in COPD

Subin, Vaishali Rao, V. Prem, Sahoo

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Objectives: To study the effect of unsupported upper limb and lower limb exercise training and their combined influence on the exercise performance and health-related quality of life in COPD patients. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients were randomly assigned to one of the three groups, through block randomization. Of the three groups, group A received upper limb training, group B received lower limb training, and group C received both upper and lower limb training. Patients in group A, B, and C underwent exercise training five times a week for four weeks. The outcome measures used in the study were unsupported upper limb endurance test (UULEX), Six-Minute Walk Test (6-MWT), and a Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire. Statistical analysis was performed with analysis of variance, Wilcoxon scale, and a Kruskal Wallis one way ANOVA test, and a P value of.05 was used in the study. Conclusion: The combined upper limb and lower limb training group showed a significant improvement in the exercise performance and health-related quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalLung India
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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