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An experimental cross-over study investigating the effect of 3 body position on respiratory muscle strength and lung function in healthy subjects

Pierrepoint, Sarah and Bendall, Amy 2017. An experimental cross-over study investigating the effect of 3 body position on respiratory muscle strength and lung function in healthy subjects. ACPRC journal 50 , pp. 105-112.

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Abstract

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to measure forced vital capacity (FVC), peak cough flow (PCF), maximal expira-tory pressure (MEP) and maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) in 3 differing body positions as existing research is inconclusive regarding the effect that positioning has on respiratory muscle strength (RMS) and lung function (LF) measurements. Method: An experimental same-subject cross-over design was used which recruited a convenience sample of 20 healthy, non-smoking undergraduate physiotherapy students. Portable electronic spirometry was used to measure FVC, PCF, MEP and MIP in upright sitting (US), forward lean sit-ting (FLS) and right side lying (RSL). The highest of three acceptable manoeuvres for each measure in each body position was recorded and statistically analysed. Results: Body position significantly affected FVC, PCF and MIP measurements across the three body positions with higher values achieved in more upright postures. Conclusion: These tests of LF and RMS are best performed in US or FLS rather than RSL in health.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: ACPRC
ISSN: 2059-0199
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 09:44
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/107079

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