Static balance is affected following an exercise task in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chang, Angela, Seale, Helen, Walsh, James and Brauer, Sandra G. (2008) Static balance is affected following an exercise task in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 28 2: 142-145. doi:10.1097/01.HCR.0000314209.17300.cc


Author Chang, Angela
Seale, Helen
Walsh, James
Brauer, Sandra G.
Title Static balance is affected following an exercise task in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Journal name Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-7501
1932-751X
Publication date 2008-03-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.HCR.0000314209.17300.cc
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 28
Issue 2
Start page 142
End page 145
Total pages 4
Editor M. A. Williams
Place of publication Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Subject C1
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
110317 Physiotherapy
110203 Respiratory Diseases
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate balance following a submaximal exercise task (6-minute walk test [6MWT]) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: A consecutive sample of 19 patients with COPD from an institutional pulmonary rehabilitation program served as participants. The following measures were recorded before and following a 6MWT: (1) timed-up and go (TUG) test, (2) step-up test, and (3) quiet standing for 30 seconds with eyes open and closed in a narrow and semi-tandem stance. Displacement of the body at the level of the waist was recorded using a swaymeter. Data were analyzed using a linear mixed model. RESULTS: In the semi-tandem stance with eyes closed post-6MWT, increases in total sway (165.9 mm vs 240.0 mm, P = .043) and mediolateral sway (45.8 mm vs 66.6 mm, P = .011) were found in comparison with pre-6MWT measures. The exercise task did not affect the TUG test performance (8.3 seconds vs 9.0 seconds, P = .213), number of steps completed during the step-up test (10 vs 10, P = .233), or sway during the semi-tandem stance with eyes open; narrow base, eyes open or closed (P > .05). Conclusions: A submaximal exercise task in patients with COPD affects balance during static standing tasks in the absence of visual input. This may have implications for functional performance following exercise in patients with chronic respiratory disease. (C) 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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PURPOSE: To investigate balance following a submaximal exercise task (6-minute walk test [6MWT]) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

METHODS: A consecutive sample of 19 patients with COPD from an institutional pulmonary rehabilitation program served as participants. The following measures were recorded before and following a 6MWT: (1) timed-up and go (TUG) test, (2) step-up test, and (3) quiet standing for 30 seconds with eyes open and closed in a narrow and semi-tandem stance. Displacement of the body at the level of the waist was recorded using a swaymeter. Data were analyzed using a linear mixed model.

RESULTS: In the semi-tandem stance with eyes closed post-6MWT, increases in total sway (165.9 mm vs 240.0 mm, P = .043) and mediolateral sway (45.8 mm vs 66.6 mm, P = .011) were found in comparison with pre-6MWT measures. The exercise task did not affect the TUG test performance (8.3 seconds vs 9.0 seconds, P = .213), number of steps completed during the step-up test (10 vs 10, P = .233), or sway during the semi-tandem stance with eyes open; narrow base, eyes open or closed (P > .05).

Conclusions: A submaximal exercise task in patients with COPD affects balance during static standing tasks in the absence of visual input. This may have implications for functional performance following exercise in patients with chronic respiratory disease.

(C) 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Keyword Balance
COPD
Exercise
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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