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AIM The aim of the study was to compare the effects of aerobic exercise training and yoga on the functional capacity, peripheral muscle strength, quality of life (QOL), and fatigue in breast cancer survivors. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 52 patients with a diagnosis of breast cancer were included in the study. The patients were randomly assigned to 2(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficiency of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on postoperative respiratory muscle strength, functional capacity, quality of life, and psychosocial status in patients with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. DESIGN Forty-three patients undergoing CABG surgery were randomly assigned to the one of two groups. All(More)
Physical inactivity is a global problem which is related to many chronic health disorders. Physical activity scales which allow cross-cultural comparisons have been developed. The goal was to assess the reliability and validity of a Turkish version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). 1,097 university students (721 women, 376 men;(More)
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. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Incremental exercise testing is used to evaluate exercise intolerance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of this cross-sectional, observational study was to compare cardiac autonomic responses of patients to exercise testing with healthy subjects and to investigate their determinants. METHODS Twenty-five(More)
The improvement in exercise performance in response to exercise training varies greatly from one patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to another. It is possible that in a portion of patients the muscle stimulus applied during exercise training is insufficient to elicit training effects. We investigated whether patients presenting quadriceps(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Fatigue is associated with longitudinal ratings of health in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the degree of airflow obstruction is often used to grade disease severity in patients with COPD, multidimensional grading systems have recently been developed. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Neuromuscular disorders (NMD) are characterized by loss of lung volume and respiratory muscle weakness, but the effects of scoliosis on lung function are unclear. PURPOSE To compare pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength in patients with NMD with and without scoliosis as well as in healthy controls. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited number of studies investigating extrapulmonary manifestations of bronchiectasis. The purpose of this study was to compare peripheral muscle function, exercise capacity, fatigue, and health status between patients with bronchiectasis and healthy subjects in order to provide documented differences in these characteristics for(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on functional capacity, respiratory muscle strength, pulmonary function, quality of life, and fatigue and dyspnea perception in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). METHODS Twenty-nine clinically stable PAH patients were included in this(More)