A pilot investigation into the effects of electrical muscle stimulation training on physical fitness in an adult cystic fibrosis population

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Title: A pilot investigation into the effects of electrical muscle stimulation training on physical fitness in an adult cystic fibrosis population
Authors: Holcroft, Lorna
Coughlan, Garrett
Caulfield, Brian
Crowe, Louis
Barry, P.
Nicholson, T.
Gallagher, C. G.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2383
Date: Apr-2010
Abstract: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-limiting genetic disease in Caucasians. [1] Progressive respiratory and gastro intestinal disease are the predominant clinical manifestations of the disease. As a consequence of general de-conditioning, skeletal muscle weakness and exercise intolerance is prevalent among patients with CF. [2] Although higher levels of fitness have been associated with better quality of wellbeing and eight-year survival, training among individuals with CF is limited due to fatigue, hypoxemia and dyspnoea. [3] Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) has demonstrated improvements in muscle strength, exercise tolerance and aerobic capacity in chronic cardio respiratory disease populations, while having minimal impact on heart rate (HR) and oxygen saturation levels. [4,5]
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Electrical muscle stimulation;Cystic fibrosis;EMS
Subject LCSH: Electric stimulation
Cystic fibrosis--Patients--Rehabilitation
Cystic fibrosis--Exercise therapy
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Presented at the 1st Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (UK and Ireland Chapter), 15-16 April, 2010, University of Salford, U.K.
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
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