training, chest physiotherapy and incentive training in cystic fibrosis
Alexandra Rusu2, Claudiu Avram3,
Politehnica, Timisoara, Romania
Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
University of Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania
purpose of this study is to improve the quality of life of Cystic
Fibrosis (CF) patients using a new strategy: individualized exercise
training programme, chest physiotherapy and incentive training.
and Method. This 4 months prospective study was conducted in
Paediatric Clinic and in the National Cystic Fibrosis Centre from
Timisoara, on 20 CF patients, aged between 14 and 30 years.
used classic techniques of clearing, daily physiotherapy, sports
programmes and incentive therapy. Before and after the treatment aside
from the clinical and paraclinical aspects, we have also evaluated the
functional respiratory parameters: maximum breathing pressure, forced
expiratory flow (FEF25%-75%), forced expiratory volume in 1 second
(FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), body composition and lower limbs
power and force.
Results. After combining
those 3 techniques for 4
months we observed the substantial benefit in the clinical and body
composition parameters. We also noticed the importance of the breathing
and clearance techniques in the improvement of fitness level and
functional respiratory parameters.
incentive techniques and individualized training must be included in
the management programme of any patient with cystic fibrosis and must
be conducted daily.
fibrosis, physical therapy, incentive techniques, exercise training