Texas Woman’s University, Research Enhancement Program
Dr. Suh-Jen Lin received a Research Enhancement Program (REP) grant from TWU to fund her randomized controlled trial to gather pilot data on a 6-week home program targeting the strengthening of breathing muscles and improving physical activity in patients with chronic heart failure. The primary outcomes are respiratory muscle strength indicated by maximal inspiratory pressure, heart rate variability (autonomic function), exercise capacity, and quality of life. Participants will be provided with free high-tech devices such as a heart rate monitor, a pedometer and a breathing device to track their weekly progress with the breathing exercises and walking program.
Suh-Jen Lin, PhD, PT.
Associate Professor –Dallas
PhD in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Iowa
MS in Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions
BS in Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University
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