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, vol.22, no.1, pp.66-73, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.31086/tjgeri.2019150574
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-73

Abstract

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.