Effects of inspiratory muscle training on postural stability, pulmonary function and functional capacity in children with cystic fibrosis: A randomised controlled trial

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Zeren M., Cakir E., Gurses H. N.

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.148, pp.24-30, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 148
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rmed.2019.01.013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-30
  • Keywords: Cystic fibrosis, Pediatric chest diseases, Pulmonary rehabilitation, Inspiratory muscle training, Postural stability, EXERCISE TOLERANCE, LUNG-FUNCTION, BALANCE, ADULTS, STRENGTH, GUIDELINES
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Previous research has found conflictive results regarding the benefits of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Also, involvement of postural stability is a rising concern in chronic lung diseases but its role in CF patients is poorly understood. Our aim was to investigate the effects of IMT in CF patients as well as analysing the factors which may be related to postural stability.