The Effect of Electrical Stimulation (ES) on Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Strength in Acute Exacerbation and Post Acute Exacerbation COPD Patients

Abner Penalemen Barus, Nury Nusdwinuringtyas

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Abstract

The most common complaint of patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is exercise intolerance. Transcutaneous electrical muscle stimulation (TCEMS) is a type of Electrical stimulation (ES) to increase muscle capacity. The purpose of this study is to compare the effect of TCEMS on quadriceps femoris muscles strength in acute and post acute exacerbation Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients. This is a pre and post test study. The ES was applied for 30 minutes on both sides of quadriceps muscles for 4 weeks. Muscle strength measurement was performed before and after the intervention had been completed. Muscle strength improved significantly on right side (by 154.60±34.77 to 206.36±32.47, p>0.05) and left side (by 141.82±48.87 to 201.78±57.94, p<0.05) after 4 weeks intervention. There were no significant correlation between age, sex, Body Mass Index (BMI) and improvement of muscle strength. Quadriceps muscle strength was improved after 4 weeks stimulation in acute exacerbation and after exacerbation COPD patients. Age, sex and BMI had no influence in improvement on muscles strength
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Indonesian Medical Association : Majalah Kedokteran Indonesia
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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