Proprioceptive changes impair balance control in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Janssens, L., Brumagne, S., McConnell, A. K. , Claeys, K., Pijnenburg, M., Burtin, C., Janssens, W., Decramer, M. and Troosters, T., 2013. Proprioceptive changes impair balance control in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PLoS One, 8 (3), e57949 - .

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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057949

Abstract

Balance deficits are identified as important risk factors for falling in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the specific use of proprioception, which is of primary importance during balance control, has not been studied in individuals with COPD. The objective was to determine the specific proprioceptive control strategy during postural balance in individuals with COPD and healthy controls, and to assess whether this was related to inspiratory muscle weakness.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1932-6203
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aged ; Ankle Joint ; Case-Control Studies ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Muscle Weakness ; Muscle, Skeletal ; Posture ; Proprioception ; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive ; Respiratory Muscles ; Vibration
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:22125
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 10:51
Last Modified:22 Jun 2015 10:51

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