The effects of 1 year of specific inspiratory muscle training in patients with COPD.

@article{Beckerman2005TheEO,
  title={The effects of 1 year of specific inspiratory muscle training in patients with COPD.},
  author={M. Beckerman and Rasmi Magadle and Margalit Weiner and P. Weiner},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={128 5},
  pages={3177-82}
}
AIM We assessed the long-term benefits of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on inspiratory muscle strength, exercise capacity, the perception of dyspnea, quality of life, primary care use, and hospitalizations in patients with significant COPD. PATIENTS Forty-two consecutive COPD patients with FEV(1) < 50% of predicted were randomized into a group that received IMT for 1 year, and a control group that received training with a very low load. RESULTS There was a statistically significant… CONTINUE READING