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Comparative study of two different respiratory training protocols in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, October 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

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Title
Comparative study of two different respiratory training protocols in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, October 2017
DOI 10.2147/cia.s145688
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Sherin Hassan Mohammed Mehani

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to compare threshold inspiratory muscle training (IMT) and expiratory muscle training (EMT) in elderly male patients with moderate degree of COPD. Forty male patients with moderate degree of COPD were recruited for this study. They were randomly divided into two groups: the IMT group who received inspiratory training with an intensity ranging from 15% to 60% of their maximal inspiratory pressure, and the EMT group who received expiratory training with an equal intensity which was adjusted according to the maximal expiratory pressure. Both groups received training three times per week for 2 months, in addition to their prescribed medications. Both IMT and EMT groups showed a significant improvement in forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in the first second, forced expiratory volume in the first second% from the predicted values, and forced vital capacity% from the predicted value, with no difference between the groups. Both types of training resulted in a significant improvement in blood gases (SaO2%, PaO2, PaCO2, and HCO3), with the inspiratory muscle group showing the best results. Both groups showed a significant improvement in the 6-min walking distance: an increase of about 25% in the inspiratory muscle group and about 2.5% in the expiratory muscle group. Both IMT and EMT must be implemented in pulmonary rehabilitation programs in order to achieve improvements in pulmonary function test, respiratory muscle strength, blood oxygenation, and 6-min walking distance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 117 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 22%
Student > Master 19 16%
Researcher 10 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 9%
Student > Postgraduate 8 7%
Other 19 16%
Unknown 25 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 44 38%
Medicine and Dentistry 22 19%
Sports and Recreations 6 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3%
Psychology 2 2%
Other 6 5%
Unknown 33 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 May 2018.
All research outputs
#2,151,189
of 14,451,449 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#282
of 1,452 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#65,755
of 318,696 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#9
of 57 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,451,449 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 85th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,452 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 80% of its peers.
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