The efficacy of incentive spirometry in patients with COPD


BASOGLU O., ATASEVER A., Bacakoglu F.

RESPIROLOGY, cilt.10, ss.349-353, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Objective: Although incentive spirometry (IS) is frequently used to prevent postoperative pulmonary complications, its efficacy in patients with COPD has not been documented. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of IS on pulmonary function tests, arterial blood gases, dyspnoea and health-related quality of life in patients hospitalized for COPD.