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Physiological responses to the Glittre-ADL test in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Manuela Karloh, Marlus Karsten, Fernanda V. Pissaia, Cintia L. P. de Araujo, Anamaria F. Mayer
Center of Assistance, Education and Research in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil
DOI: 10.2340/16501977-1217


Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the physiological responses induced by the Glittre-ADL test (TGlittre) test in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and compare them with those induced by the 6-minute walk test (6MWT).
Design: Cross-sectional observational study.
Subjects: Eighteen patients with COPD 66 years (standard deviation (SD) 8) and forced expiratory volume in 1 s of 40.4% (SD 16.8) predicted) who performed in randomized order the 6MWT and TGlittre on 2 separate days.
Results: Baseline cardiopulmonary variables were similar between the 6MWT and TGlittre (p > 0.05). TGlittre induced slightly higher final VO2 than 6MWT 83.6 ml/min (SD 163.9); p < 0.05) and oxygen consumption (VO2) reached a plateau after the third lap during TGlittre. The other physiological variables, except respiratory exchange rate, were similar at the end of both tests (p > 0.05). All measured variables were significantly correlated between the 2 tests (p < 0.05).
Conclusion: TGlittre can induce slightly higher oxygen uptake than the 6MWT with similar cardiovascular and ventilatory demand and ventilatory efficiency.

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