Dynamic Ventilatory and Asymmetry of the Chest Wall During Breath Stacking and Volume-oriented Incentive Spirometer


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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:Subjects with right hemiparesis due to stroke for more than three months, of both genders, most than 20 years, with scores between 1 and 3 for Ashworth Scale for upper limb, up to 85 for Index score Barthel and minimum score of 18 on the Mini Mental State Examination.
Exclusion Criteria: Facial paralysis, rheumatic or orthopedic diseases or deformities / abnormalities in the spine that could compromise the respiratory mechanics; reported respiratory conditions (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis) or presenting spirometry with forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) below 80% predicted and compared VEF1/Capacitate Forced vital ≤ .7; history of recent abdominal or thoracic surgery and hemodynamic instability or pregnancy.