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The Study on Respiratory Function, Spirometric Lung Pattern and Fatigue of Elderly in a Facility
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The Study on Respiratory Function, Spirometric Lung Pattern and Fatigue of Elderly in a Facility
Shin, Hee Joon; Kim, Ji Sung; Wang, Joong San; Choi, Yoo Rim; Kim, Hong Rae; Park, Si Eun; An, Ho Jung; Min, Kyung Ok;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate spirometric lung pattern, respiratory function and degree of fatigue by lung function tests and fatigue tests of 39 elderly people in a care facility aged 65 and over. The respiratory function tests were used to the Spirovit SP-1 and fatigue tests were used modified Piper fatigue scale(mPFS). Regarding the respiratory function, the FVC was l, the FVC % predicted was %, the was l, the % predicted was %, the /FVC was %, and the fatigue score was . As for the spirometric lung pattern, 19 patients had a restrictive pattern(48.7%), followed by 11 with a mixed pattern(28.2%), 5 with an obstructive pattern( 12.8%), and 4 with a normal pattern(10.3%). Regarding the respiratory function and fatigue by spirometric lung pattern, the FVC and the FVC % predicted of patients with a normal pattern or an obstructive pattern were greater than other groups at a statistically significant level. As for the , that of patients with a normal pattern was significantly higher than others, and for the % predicted, that of patients with a normal pattern or a restrictive pattern was significantly higher(p<.001). Fatigue score by patients with a normal pattern was significantly less than patients of other patterns(p<.001). Therefore, pulmonary physical therapy is considered necessary to improve respiratory function and fatigue degradation of elderly in a facility.
 Keywords
Respiratory Function;Fatigue;Elderly;FVC;;
 Language
English
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