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, LornaCoughlan, GarrettCrowe, LouisCaulfield, BrianNicholson, T.Barry, P.Gallagher, C. G.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2385
Date: Apr-2010
Online since: 2010-08-16T16:16:45Z
Abstract: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-limiting genetic disease in caucasians. Skeletal muscle weakness and exercise intolerance is prevalent in people with cystic fibrosis. Although higher levels of fitness have been associated with better quality of well-being and improved eight year survival training among individuals with CF is limited due to fatigue, hypoxaemia and dyspnoea.Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has demonstrated improvements in muscle strength, exercise tolerance and aerobic capacity in cardiorespiratory disease populations, while having minimal impact on oxygen saturation levels and heart rate.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Cystic fibrosisNeuromuscular electrical stimulationPhysical fitness
Subject LCSH: Electric stimulation
Cystic fibrosis--Patients--Rehabilitation
Cystic fibrosis--Exercise therapy
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Poster presentation at the 2010 ACPRC Conference, Nottingham, U.K., 16-17 April, 2010
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
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