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COPD assessment test and FEV1: do they predict oxygen uptake in COPD?

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Carvalho, Jr., Luiz Carlos S. [1] ; Trimer, Renata [2] ; Areas, Guilherme P. T. [1, 3] ; Caruso, Flavia C. R. [1] ; Zangrando, Katiany T. L. [1] ; Jurgensen, Soraia Pilon [1] ; Bonjorno, Jr., Jose C. [4] ; de Oliveira, Claudio Ricardo [4] ; Cabiddu, Ramona [1] ; Mendes, Renata G. [1] ; Borghi-Silva, Audrey [1]
Total Authors: 11
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Physiotherapy Dept, Cardiopulm Physiotherapy Lab, Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Santa Cruz do Sul, Phys Educ & Hlth Dept, Santa Cruz Do Sul, RS - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Amazonas, Dept Physiol Sci, Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Med, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 2

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) manifests itself in complex ways, with local and systemic effects; because of this, a multifactorial approach is needed for disease evaluation, in order to understand its severity and impact on each individual. Thus, our objective was to study the correlation between easily accessible variables, usually available in clinical practice, and maximum aerobic capacity, and to determine models for peak oxygen uptake (VO(2)peak) estimation in COPD patients. Subjects and methods: Individuals with COPD were selected for the study. At the first visit, clinical evaluation was performed. During the second visit, the volunteers were subjected to the cardiopulmonary exercise test. To determine the correlation coefficient of VO(2)peak with forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) (% pred.) and the COPD Assessment Test score (CATs), Pearson or Spearman tests were performed. VO2 at the peak of the exercise was estimated from the clinical variables by simple and multiple linear regression analyses. Results: A total of 249 subjects were selected, 27 of whom were included after screening (gender: 21M/5F; age: 65.0 +/- 7.3 years; body mass index: 26.6 +/- 5.0 kg/m(2); FEV1 (% pred.): 56.4 +/- 15.7, CAT: 12.4 +/- 7.4). Mean VO(2)peak was 12.8 +/- 3.0 and VO(2)peak (% pred.) was 62.1%+/- 14.9%. VO(2)peak presented a strong positive correlation with FEV1 (% pred.), r: 0.70, and a moderate negative correlation with the CATs, r: -0.54. In the VO(2)peak estimation model based on the CAT (estimated VO(2)peak = 15.148-{[}0.185xCATs]), the index explained 20% of the variance, with estimated error of 2.826 In the VO(2)peak estimation model based on FEV1 (estimated VO(2)peak = 6.490+ {[}0.113xFEV(1)]), the variable explained 50% of the variance, with an estimated error of 2.231 In the VO(2)peak estimation model based on CATs and FEV1 (estimated VO(2)peak = 8.441-{[}0.0999xCAT] + {[}0.1000xFEV(1)]), the variables explained 55% of the variance, with an estimated error of 2.156 Conclusion: COPD patients' maximum aerobic capacity has a significant correlation with easily accessible and widely used clinical variables, such as the CATs and FEV1, which can be used to estimate peak VO2. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/26501-1 - Study of limiting factors to physical exercise and adjunct effects to rehabilitation on cardiorespiratory disease: a multicentre approach
Grantee:Audrey Borghi e Silva
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants