A technology-based inspiratory muscle training intervention to promote physical activity and lung function in those with Cystic Fibrosis
ISPAH ePoster Library. McNarry M. Oct 15, 2018; 225070; 515
Dr. Melitta McNarry
Dr. Melitta McNarry
Login now to access Regular content available to all registered users.
Rate & Comment (0)
Abstract Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common inherited life-shortening disease amongst Caucasians: physical activity (PA) and fitness are key determinants of lung function and, thus, prognosis. No cure is available so interventions seeking to promote PA and fitness, and slow the decline in lung function remain a clinical priority. One potential strategy is Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) but evidence is currently inconclusive due, in part, to concerns regarding intervention fidelity. Children and adults with CF and age- and sex-matched controls completed an 8-week, three times per week IMT programme. Up to six sets of six inspirations at 80% sustained maximal inspiratory pressure were completed per session, with each block associated with a decreased rest period between inspirations. Visual targets were provided via the software to sustain inspiratory effort. Each IMT session was automatically uploaded to a cloud, allowing intervention fidelity to be assessed.Preliminary results suggest that the IMT intervention was associated with an increase in lung function and total PA, although on the days of IMT completion daily PA decreased. Intervention compliance was mediated by disease severity but its effects were similar, suggesting a lower intervention dose may still be influential in later disease stages.This study highlights the utility of technology-based IMT intervention as a non-pharmacological tool for improving lung function and PA in CF. Given the importance of these factors for disease prognosis in those with CF, such interventions may represent a significant advance in treatment strategies.
    This eLearning portal is powered by:
    This eLearning portal is powered by MULTIEPORTAL
Anonymous User Privacy Preferences

Strictly Necessary Cookies (Always Active)

MULTILEARNING platforms and tools hereinafter referred as “MLG SOFTWARE” are provided to you as pure educational platforms/services requiring cookies to operate. In the case of the MLG SOFTWARE, cookies are essential for the Platform to function properly for the provision of education. If these cookies are disabled, a large subset of the functionality provided by the Platform will either be unavailable or cease to work as expected. The MLG SOFTWARE do not capture non-essential activities such as menu items and listings you click on or pages viewed.

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used to analyse how visitors use a website in order to provide a better user experience.

Save Settings