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The effects of elastic resistance training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis


In recent years, studies have been conducted using elastic resistance as an alternative to weight machines in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although elastic resistance may be a very promising alternative, a systematic review of the current evidence on the effectiveness of this intervention in people with COPD is yet to be undertaken. Aim: To investigate the effects of elastic resistance training on muscle function, exercise functional capacity, health-related quality of life, and symptoms in people with COPD. Methods: This systematic review will include randomised controlled trials. Studies will be identified from six electronic databases: PubMed, CENTRAL, Embase (via OVID), PEDro, SciELO and CINAHL. The included studies will be assessed for their methodological quality using the PEDro scale (0-10). Data synthesis: The statistical analyses will be performed using Review Manager. Meta-analyses will be conducted using the inverse variance Der Simonian and Laird method. Heterogeneity will be considered to be substantial if I2 >50%. Where possible, subgroup analysis will be conducted to evaluate the effect of the intervention in the following groups: (i) elastic resistance vs weight machines; (ii) elastic resistance vs no intervention. (AU)

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DE LIMA, FABIANO F.; CAVALHERI, VINICIUS; SILVA, BRUNA S. A.; GRIGOLETTO, ISIS; UZELOTO, JULIANA S.; RAMOS, DIONEI; CAMILLO, CARLOS A.; RAMOS, ERCY M. C.. Elastic Resistance Training Produces Benefits Similar to Conventional Resistance Training in People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PHYSICAL THERAPY, v. 100, n. 11, p. 1891-1905, . (18/04871-0, 17/10145-7, 18/15130-0, 18/04870-3)

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