Selecting the increment size for a maximal incremental cycle test in patients with COPD

Jorine E. Hartman*, Dirk-Jan Slebos, H. Marike Boezen, Mathieu H. G. de Greef, Huib A. M. Kerstjens, Nick H. T. ten Hacken

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Currently, to our knowledge, there are no chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)-specific formulas to predict the maximum workload of an incremental cycle ergometer test. The aim of the study was to investigate different prediction models including COPD-specific variables of maximum workload in 113 mild to very severe COPD patients. This study shows that simple measures like forced expiratory volume in 1 s, chair-stand test and modified Medical Research Council dyspnoea score may improve the accuracy of the predicted maximum workload in COPD patients.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)352-355
Aantal pagina's4
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - feb-2015

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