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ACE Report #11996
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Upper Body Yoga Improves Lung Capacity and Coughing Ability in Elderly Patients with Hip Fractures


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The application of "upper-body yoga" in elderly patients with acute hip fracture: a prospective, randomized, and single-blind study

J Orthop Surg Res. 2019 Aug 6;14(1):250.

Contributing Authors: Guo Jinli Gao Chaona Xin Haifeng Li Jiahui B Li Z Wei Yue Yiting

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Synopsis

Eight-four elderly patients surgically treated for a hip fracture were randomized to receive an upper-body in-bed yoga program or an abdominal deep breathing exercise regimen. The outcomes of interest included forced volume capacity (FVC), peak cough flow (PCF), the Barthel Index and the incidence of complications. Follow up was performed after 1 and 4 weeks of treatment. The results revealed sign...

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