THE RELATIONSHIP OF EXERCISE CAPACITY WITH FAT-FREE MASS AND BODY MASS INDEX IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE


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ÇINAR A. , ARSLAN S. , DEMİREL Y.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, cilt.22, ss.66-73, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.31086/tjgeri.2019150574
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.66-73

Özet

Introduction: Skeletal muscle weakness is a major systemic manifestation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Loss of muscle mass contributes to impaired exercise capacity and peripheral muscle weakness and manifests as reduced fat-free mass in patients with COPD. This study aimed to examine the effects of fat-free mass, body mass index and airway obstruction severity on exercise capacity.