J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.
Department of Health Sciences, School of Sciences, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus (Drs Karagiannis and Savva and Ms Matheou); Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar (Dr Korakakis); Respiratory Clinic, Nicosia General Hospital, Nicosia, Cyprus (Dr Adamide); Private Doctor, Nicosia, Cyprus (Dr Georgiou); Physiotherapy Department, Nicosia General Hospital, and Department of Life and Health Sciences, School of Sciences and Engineering, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus (Ms Prodromou); and School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus (Dr Xanthos).
Purpose: Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) including exercise training improves muscle strength, exercise capacity, and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the evidence of the effect of upper limb exercise training (ULET) on activities of daily living (ADL) is sparse. This study investigated the effect of two different types of ULET on ADL in addition to standard PR. Read More