Inspiratory resistance training in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{BjerreJepsen1981InspiratoryRT,
  title={Inspiratory resistance training in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={K. Bjerre-Jepsen and Niels H Secher and Axel Kok-Jensen},
  journal={European journal of respiratory diseases},
  year={1981},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={405-11}
}
Twenty-eight patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) undertook a training program with a simple respiratory apparatus for 15 min three times daily for 6 weeks. Fourteen patients were allocated to an inspiratory resistance training program and 14 to a control group. In all subjects the median FEV1 was 0.72 and the median FEV1/FVC was 39%. There was no difference in FEV1 or FEV1/FVC between the control and the test groups. In both groups of patients FEV1 FVC and the… CONTINUE READING