Lung function, respiratory muscle strength and endurance, and quality of life in the morbidly obese

Luís Henrique Sarmento Tenório, Romário Pereira Nunes, Amílton Cruz Santos, José Bezerra Câmara-Neto, Anna Myrna Jaguaribe Lima, Eduardo Eriko Tenório de França, Maria do Socorro Brasileiro-Santos

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Introduction: Obesity may decrease the strength of respiratory muscles as well as pulmonary function. Objective: To analyze the influence of respiratory muscles and pulmonary function on the quality of life of morbidly obese individuals. Methods: Twenty-eight morbidly obese individuals of age ≥ 18 and Body Mass Index ≥ 40kg/m² were assessed for maximal respiratory pressures, pulmonary function, and quality of life. Results: The maximal respiratory pressures were 96.30% and 100.21% of the expected levels. Regarding pulmonary function, there were changes in the results of peak expiratory flow (PEF) and forced inspiratory vital capacity (FIVC), which were below the expected levels (92.32% and 89.14%, respectively). Quality of life results showed an average score of 50 on the items related to mental health, while the average score on physical health items was 46. Conclusions: MRP and pulmonary function do not seem to affect the quality of life in morbidly obese individuals.
http://clinicaltrials.org - NCT01449643 - The Influence of Inspiratory Muscular Training (IMT) on Diaphragmatic Mobility in Morbidly Obese.

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Obesity; Physiotherapy (Techniques); Quality of life; Respiratory function tests; Respiratory muscles.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5585/conssaude.v11n4.3786

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