Inspiratory muscle training in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients: a randomized controlled trial

Bargi G., Guclu M., Aribas Z., Aki S. Z., Sucak G. T.

SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, vol.24, no.2, pp.647-659, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00520-015-2825-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.647-659
  • Keywords: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Inspiratory muscle training, Exercise capacity, Pulmonary function, Dyspnea, Quality of life, 6-MINUTE WALK DISTANCE, HAND-HELD DYNAMOMETRY, EXERCISE PERFORMANCE, IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE, REFERENCE VALUES, SCALE, STRENGTH, CANCER, REHABILITATION, COMPLICATIONS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Respiratory muscles are known to be weakened and are a cause of reduced exercise capacity in both recipients and candidates of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Effects of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in this patient population have not been comprehensively investigated so far. The current study was planned to investigate the effects of IMT during allo-HSCT on early transplantation-related outcomes.