||Porto, E. F., Castro, A. A., Schmidt, V. G., Rabelo, H. M., Kumpel, C., Nascimento, O. A., & Jardim, J. R. (2015). Postural control in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 10, 1233-1239. doi:10.2147/COPD.S63955
||Evaluates whether impaired postural control is more prevalent in COPD patients than in healthy age-matched controls, and the main characteristics the patients present that contribute to impaired postural control. Of 7 studies (of which 1 with a control group) allowed the conclusion that patients with COPD present postural control impairment when compared with their age-matched healthy peers. Muscle weakness, physical inactivity, higher age, need for supplemental oxygen, and limited mobility contribute to impaired postural control.