COMPARISON OF FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE CAPACITY, PULMONARY FUNCTION AND RESPIRATORY MUSCLE STRENGTH IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WITH DIFFERENT DISABILITY LEVELS AND HEALTHY CONTROLS


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BOŞNAK GÜÇLÜ M. , GÜÇLÜ GÜNDÜZ A. , NAZLIEL B. , Irkec C.

JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE, vol.44, no.1, pp.80-86, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.2340/16501977-0900
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-86
  • Keywords: multiple sclerosis, respiratory muscles, pulmonary function, exercise test, 6-MINUTE WALK, DYSFUNCTION, DEATH

Abstract

Objective: To compare functional exercise capacity, pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength in fully ambulatory patients with multiple sclerosis with different disability levels and healthy controls, and to elucidate the determinant factors of functional exercise capacity.