SESSION TITLE: Airways 4
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Assessment of both body composition and muscle function is relevant in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. In the clinical settings, bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), as a bedside method for evaluating body composition, and specific muscle function tests may routinely be used. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between fat-free mass (FFM), as estimated using several disease-specific BIA formulas and selected muscle function tests.