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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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.
|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|
|Group:||Faculty of Health & Social Sciences|
|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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