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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease phenotypes and balance impairment

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, April 2016
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Title
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease phenotypes and balance impairment
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, April 2016
DOI 10.2147/copd.s101128
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Cristian Oancea, Alina Voica, Emanuela Tudorache, Alexandru Crisan, Ovidiu Fira-Mladinescu, Voicu Tudorache, BOGDAN TIMAR

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory disease that results in airflow limitation and respiratory distress, also having many nonrespiratory manifestations that affect both function and mobility. Preliminary evidence suggests that balance deficits constitute an important secondary impairment in individuals with COPD. Our objective was to investigate balance performance in two groups of COPD patients with different body compositions and to observe which of these groups are more likely to experience falls in the future. We included 27 stable COPD patients and 17 healthy individuals who performed a series of balance tests. The COPD patients were divided in two groups: emphysematous and bronchitic. Patients completed the activities balance confidence scale and the COPD assessment test questionnaire and afterward performed the Berg Balance Scale, timed up and go, single leg stance and 6-minute walking distance test. We analyzed the differences in the balance tests between the studied groups. Bronchitic COPD was associated with a decreased value when compared to emphysematous COPD for the following variables: single leg stance (8.7 vs 15.6; P<0.001) and activities balance confidence (53.2 vs 74.2; P=0.001). Bronchitic COPD patients had a significantly higher value of timed up and go test compared to patients with emphysematous COPD (14.7 vs 12.8; P=0.001). Patients with COPD have a higher balance impairment than their healthy peers. Moreover, we observed that the bronchitic COPD phenotype is more likely to experience falls compared to the emphysematous phenotype.

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Geographical breakdown

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 34%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 14%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 7 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 15 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 24%
Sports and Recreations 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 13 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 10 June 2016.
All research outputs
#2,728,539
of 16,623,170 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#345
of 1,925 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#52,750
of 266,332 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#17
of 72 outputs
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