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Immediate effect of manual therapy on respiratory functions and inspiratory muscle strength in patients with COPD

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, June 2016
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Title
Immediate effect of manual therapy on respiratory functions and inspiratory muscle strength in patients with COPD
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, June 2016
DOI 10.2147/copd.s107408
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Gul Deniz Yilmaz Yelvar, Yasemin Cirak, Yasemin Parlak Demir, Murat Dalkilinc, Bulent Bozkurt

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the immediate effect of manual therapy (MT) on respiratory functions and inspiratory muscle strength in patients with COPD. Thirty patients with severe COPD (eight females and 22 males; mean age 62.4±6.8 years) referred to pulmonary physiotherapy were included in this study. The patients participated in a single session of MT to measure the short-term effects. The lung function was measured using a portable spirometer. An electronic pressure transducer was used to measure respiratory muscle strength. Heart rate, breathing frequency, and oxygen saturation were measured with a pulse oximeter. For fatigue and dyspnea perception, the modified Borg rating of perceived exertion scale was used. All measurements were taken before and immediately after the first MT session. The ease-of-breathing visual analog scale was used for rating patients' symptoms subjectively during the MT session. There was a significant improvement in the forced expiratory volume in the first second, forced vital capacity, and vital capacity values (P<0.05). The maximal inspiratory pressure and maximal expiratory pressure values increased significantly after MT, compared to the pre-MT session (P<0.05). There was a significant decrease in heart rate, respiratory rate (P<0.05), and dyspnea and fatigue perception (P<0.05). A single MT session immediately improved pulmonary function, inspiratory muscle strength, and oxygen saturation and reduced dyspnea, fatigue, and heart and respiratory rates in patients with severe COPD. MT should be added to pulmonary rehabilitation treatment as a new alternative that is fast acting and motivating in patients with COPD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 81 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 28%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Student > Postgraduate 7 9%
Researcher 5 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 5%
Other 19 23%
Unknown 14 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 32 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 21%
Sports and Recreations 4 5%
Psychology 4 5%
Physics and Astronomy 1 1%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 19 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 19 August 2020.
All research outputs
#1,909,808
of 16,983,585 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#220
of 1,943 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#37,975
of 267,820 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#9
of 92 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 1,943 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 88% of its peers.
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