Arm exercise training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
A randomised controlled trial
Chronic Respiratory Disease, 08/10/2012
McKeough ZJ et al. – When comparing the combined group to each of the control, endurance and strength groups, there was a significantly greater reduction in dyspnoea and rate of perceived exertion at the end of the functional arm exercise test for the combined group following the interventions. The mode of training to be favoured to increase endurance arm exercise capacity is arm endurance training. However, combined arm endurance and strength training may also be very useful to reduce the symptoms during everyday arm tasks.