Jurnal Respirologi Indonesia
Vol 37, No 4 (2017)

Effects of Lower Limb Endurance Training on Maximal Oxygen Uptake (VO2 max) in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Andika Pradana (Universitas Sumatera Utara)
Amira P Tarigan (Universitas Sumatera Utara)
Tari Mediyanti (Rumah Sakit Universitas Sumatera Utara)
Erna Mutiara (Universitas Sumatera Utara)
Pandiaman Pandia (Universitas Sumatera Utara)

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Publish Date
20 Oct 2017


Background: Patients with COPD exhibit muscle atrophy and dysfunction which lead into decondition state. This will in turn decrease maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) in tissues. Considered as the best predictor of cardiorespiratory endurance and survival, VO2max can be attenuated by aerobic training. This study aimed to assess the effects of lower-limb endurance training on VO2 max in COPD patient. Methods: An experimental study was conducted on 20 COPD patients in group C and D in June–July 2017 at USU Hospital. Patients were prescribed lower-limb exercise by stationary cycling with individualized dose, twice a week for 4 weeks, ranging from 5-20 minutes/session. VO2 max measurement was calculated pre-and post-intervention using Nury’s Formula specifically designed for Indonesian (r=0,68; P

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Health Professions Medicine & Pharmacology


Jurnal Respirologi Indonesia (JRI) is an online and printed scientific publication of the Indonesian Society of Respirology (ISR). The journal is published thrice-monthly within a year (January, April, July and October). The journal is focused to present original article, article review, and case ...