Sarcoidosis is a disorder of the immune system most commonly affecting young people. Various symptoms may occur dependent on the organs involved. This study shows that problematic symptoms in patients suffering from sarcoidosis include fatigue, a decreased exercise capacity and muscle weakness. It also shows that these symptoms are persistent and have a great impact on patients’ quality of life. Treatment and early detection of these health restrictions by using physical tests such as a six-minute walk test are of vital importance. A physical training programme contributes to a reduction in fatigue symptoms and an improvement in physical functions as well as quality of life.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||26 Jun 2015|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- exercise capacity
- muscle strength
- physical training