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Postural control in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, June 2015
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Title
Postural control in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, June 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s63955
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Antonio Adolfo Mattos de Castro, Elias Porto, Valmira Sousa, Márcio Sousa, Oliver Nascimento, Claudia Kumpel, José Roberto Jardim

Abstract

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) fall frequently, although the risk of falls may seem less important than the respiratory consequences of the disease. Nevertheless, falls are associated to increased mortality, decreased independence and physical activity levels, and worsening of quality of life. The aims of this systematic review was to evaluate information in the literature with regard to whether impaired postural control is more prevalent in COPD patients than in healthy age-matched subjects, and to assess the main characteristics these patients present that contribute to impaired postural control. Five databases were searched with no dates or language limits. The MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and PEDro databases were searched using "balance", "postural control", and "COPD" as keywords. The search strategies were oriented and guided by a health science librarian and were performed on March 27, 2014. The studies included were those that evaluated postural control in COPD patients as their main outcome and scored more than five points on the PEDro scale. Studies supplied by the database search strategy were assessed independently by two blinded researchers. A total of 484 manuscripts were found using the "balance in COPD or postural control in COPD" keywords. Forty-three manuscripts appeared more than once, and 397 did not evaluate postural control in COPD patients as the primary outcome. Thus, only 14 studies had postural control as their primary outcome. Our study examiners found only seven studies that had a PEDro score higher than five points. The examiners' interrater agreement was 76.4%. Six of those studies were accomplished with a control group and one study used their patients as their own controls. The studies were published between 2004 and 2013. Patients with COPD present postural control impairment when compared with age-matched healthy controls. Associated factors contributing to impaired postural control were muscle weakness, physical inactivity, elderly age, need for supplemental oxygen, and limited mobility.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 157 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 18%
Student > Bachelor 23 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 11%
Researcher 13 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 7%
Other 35 22%
Unknown 32 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 50 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 30 19%
Sports and Recreations 9 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 3%
Psychology 3 2%
Other 12 8%
Unknown 50 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 11 May 2017.
All research outputs
#6,421,088
of 22,815,414 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#738
of 2,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#76,588
of 267,490 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#14
of 71 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,815,414 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 70th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,353 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.3. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 67% of its peers.
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