Effects of two exercise interventions on pulmonary functions in the patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

@article{Durmu2009EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of two exercise interventions on pulmonary functions in the patients with ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={Dilek Durmuş and Gamze Alayli and Oğuz Uzun and Berna Tander and Ferhan Cant{\"u}rk and Y{\"u}ksel Bek and Levent Erkan},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2009},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={150-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of two different home-based daily exercise programs on pulmonary functions in the patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS Fifty-one patients with AS were distributed into three groups. Group 1 (n=19) was given a conventional exercise regimen. Group 2 (n=19) received exercises based on the Global Posture Reeducation (GPR) method. Group 3 (n=13) was accepted as the control group. Patients were assessed according to pain… CONTINUE READING
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