Correlation between limb muscle endurance, strength and functional capacity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
2016 (English)In: Physiotherapy Canada, ISSN 0300-0508, E-ISSN 1708-8313, Vol. 68, no 1, 46-53 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose: To examine the correlation between limb muscle function (endurance and strength) and functional capacity in upper limbs (ULs) and lower limbs (LLs) of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Method: This article describes a secondary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial. A stationary dynamometer was used to measure isokinetic muscle strength and endurance; the 6-minute walk test, the 6-minute pegboard and ring test, and the unsupported UL exercise test were used to measure functional capacity. Results: Participants were 44 adults with COPD. Muscle strength and endurance in ULs and LLs demonstrated a moderate to strong correlation with functional capacity. When controlling for muscle strength, muscle endurance was moderately correlated with functional capacity in ULs and LLs, but when controlling for muscle endurance, there was no positive and significant correlation between muscle strength and functional capacity for the ULs or LLs. Conclusions: Functional capacity seems to be more closely related to limb muscle endurance than to limb muscle strength in people with COPD.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. Vol. 68, no 1, 46-53 p.
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exercise test, lower extremity, muscle strength, upper extremity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103920DOI: 10.3138/ptc.2014-93ISI: 000368835100010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-103920DiVA: diva2:816532