The Effects of High- Versus Moderate-Intensity Exercise on Fatigue in Sarcoidosis
AbstractBackground: Fatigue is a common symptom in patients with sarcoidosis. Despite lacking evidence on whether high-intensity interval training (HIIT) will aggravate fatigue, moderate-intensity exercise is often recommended. This study aimed to investigate whether a single session of HIIT would affect fatigue differently from a single session of moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT). Methods: Forty-one patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis were recruited to a cross-over study. All patients completed one treadmill session of HIIT (85% of peak heart rate (HRpeak)) and one of MICT (70% of HRpeak). Fatigue was assessed with the Visual Analogue Scale 0–100 mm, before (T0), after (T1), and 24 hours after (T2) each exercise session. Paired sample t-test was used to compare changes in fatigue from T0 to T1 and from T0 to T2 between HIIT and MICT. Results: No statistically significant difference in fatigue levels was found between HIIT and MICT, either at T1 (3.6 (13.5) and 1.4 (13.5)) or at T2 (8.2 (17.0) and 2.1 (17.1)). Conclusions: A single session of HIIT did not affect fatigue differently than a single session of MICT. These preliminary findings support the need for further research on the long-term effect of HIIT on fatigue in patients with sarcoidosis. View Full-Text
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Grongstad, A.; Vøllestad, N.K.; Oldervoll, L.M.; Spruit, M.A.; Edvardsen, A. The Effects of High- Versus Moderate-Intensity Exercise on Fatigue in Sarcoidosis. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 460.
Grongstad A, Vøllestad NK, Oldervoll LM, Spruit MA, Edvardsen A. The Effects of High- Versus Moderate-Intensity Exercise on Fatigue in Sarcoidosis. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2019; 8(4):460.Chicago/Turabian Style
Grongstad, Anita; Vøllestad, Nina K.; Oldervoll, Line M.; Spruit, Martijn A.; Edvardsen, Anne. 2019. "The Effects of High- Versus Moderate-Intensity Exercise on Fatigue in Sarcoidosis." J. Clin. Med. 8, no. 4: 460.
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