Relationship between peak expiratory flow rate and shoulders posture in healthy individuals and moderate to severe asthmatic patients.

@article{RoblesRibeiro2005RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between peak expiratory flow rate and shoulders posture in healthy individuals and moderate to severe asthmatic patients.},
  author={Priscila Games Robles-Ribeiro and Marcos Vin{\'i}cius Vieira Ribeiro and S{\'e}rgio Lianza},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 9},
  pages={
          783-6
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Asthma overloads respiratory muscles causing changes in posture. OBJECTIVES To evaluate shoulder position in asthmatics and its correlation to the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR). METHODS A cross-sectional study involving 19 asthmatics (study group) and 20 healthy volunteers (control group). Assessment of PEFR was used to determine airway obstruction. Shoulder position was quantified as the ratio between the front and back measurements, in centimeters, of the distance between… CONTINUE READING
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