[PDF] Respiratory muscle testing

European Respiratory Society - ERS
American Thoracic Society;European Respiratory Society (ERS)
Publication date:
31 March 2002


This official joint statement represents the work of an expert ATS/ERS committee, which reviewed the merits of currently known techniques available to evaluate respiratory muscle function. The statement consists of 10 sections, each addressing a major aspect of muscle function or a particular field of application. Each section addresses the rationale for the techniques, their scientific basis, the equipment required, and, when pertinent, provides values obtained in healthy subjects or in patients.