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Table 1 Acute and chronic phase description

From: Muscular and functional effects of partitioning exercising muscle mass in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Acute phase   Chronic Phase
Patients with COPD & Healthy controls   Patients with COPD
Visit 1 Visit 2 and 3* R Training Visit 4 Visit 5 and 6
A
Anthropometrics Muscle biopsy or 6MWT N High-repetitive single limb elastic band resistance training Anthropometrics Muscle biopsy (one visit)
Voorips questionnaire   D Voorips questionnaire High-repetitive single limb or two limb elastic band exercises
CAT questionnaire † High-repetitive single limb or two limb elastic band exercises O CAT questionnaire
Isokinetic measurements
Pulmonary function M UULEX Muscle oxygenation
Isokinetic measurements   I 6MWT Cardiorespiratory response
UULEX † Muscle oxygenation Exertional symptoms
6MWT † Cardiorespiratory response Z Muscle fatigability
25 RM testing Exertional symptoms A Exercise stimulus
Muscle fatigability T High-repetitive two limb elastic band resistance training
Exercise stimulus I
O
N
Baseline measurements   8 weeks training Post assessment
  1. *Visit order is randomized. All visits are sepearated by at least 48 h.
  2. †Only performed by patients with COPD.
  3. 6MWT, 6-minute walk test; CAT, COPD Assessment Test; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; RM, repetition maximum, UULEX, unsupported upper limb exercise test.