Dacha, Sauwaluk

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Position: Lecturer
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Email : sauwaluk.dacha@cmu.ac.th


     Sauwaluk completed her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Faculty of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium, in 2019. Her expertise is in respiratory physiotherapy. Her research experience was concerning the physiological and psychological mechanisms of dyspnea reduction in response to inspiratory muscle training (IMT) in patients with COPD. In detail, she was familiar with the study of respiratory neural drive by using EMG measurement of the diaphragm and other surface respiratory muscles, including EMG data processing. During her Ph.D. training years, she was also involved in several research projects regarding the pulmonary rehabilitation program in COPD patients and patients with diaphragm paralysis.

     In the role of graduate students' supervisor, she has been assisting several master students with their master’s thesis during her Ph.D. training years. She is currently supervising some graduate students and teaching in the graduate course at Chiang Mai University. Her research interest is in dyspnea measurement and mechanism, evaluating and improving exercise/functional capacity in healthy and people with respiratory diseases.


  • Chaiut, W., Sapbamrer, R., Dacha, S., Sudjaritruk, T. & Malasao, R. (2023). Epidemiology and associated factors for hospitalization related respiratory syncytial virus infection among children less than 5 years of age in Northern Thailand. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 16(10), 1659 – 1665. [More] 
  • Khamtue, K., Sitilertpisan, P. & Dacha, S. (2023). Comparative effects of wearing N95, surgical, cloth, and PM2.5 masks during six-minute walk test on dyspnea, breathing effort, oxygen saturation, and functional capacity in pre-aging individuals. Journal of Associated Medical Sciences, 56(2), 8 – 17. [More] 
  • Chaiut, W., Sapbamrer, R., Dacha, S., Sudjaritruk, T., Parwati, I., Sumarpo, A. et al. (2023). Characteristics of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Hospitalized Children Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Thailand. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 56(3), 212. [More] 
  • Dacha, S., Chaiwong, W. & Tajarernmuang, P. (2022). Association of cardiovascular disease with COPD: cardiac function and structure evaluation. Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicacao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia, 48(5), e20220388. [More] 
  • Louvaris, Z., Rodrigues, A., Dacha, S., Gojevic, T., Janssens, W., Vogiatzis, I. et al. (2021). High-intensity exercise impairs extradiaphragmatic respiratory muscle perfusion in patients with COPD. Journal of Applied Physiology, 130(2), 325-341. [More] 
  • Rodrigues, A., Louvaris, Z., Dacha, S., Janssens, W., Pitta, F., Vogiatzis, I. et al. (2020). Differences in Respiratory Muscle Responses to Hyperpnea or Loaded Breathing in COPD. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 52(5), 1126-1134. [More] 
  • Radtke, T., Crook, S., Kaltsakas, G., Louvaris, Z., Berton, D., Urquhart, D. S. et al. (2019). ERS statement on standardisation of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in chronic lung diseases. European Respiratory Review, 28(154). [More] 
  • Dacha, S., Louvaris, Z., Janssens, L., Testelmans, D., Gosselink, R. & Langer, D (2019). Effect of an Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) Program on Respiratory Muscle Function, Symptoms of Dyspnea, Respiratory Muscle Activation and Tissue Oxygen Delivery During Exercise Breathing in a Patient with Idiopathic Unilateral Diaphragmatic Paralysis:. B60. PULMONARY REHABILITATION: GENERAL. American Thoracic Society. [More] 
  • Pereira, M. C., Dacha, S., Testelmans, D., Gosselink, R. & Langer, D. (2019). Assessing the effects of inspiratory muscle training in a patient with unilateral diaphragm dysfunction. Breathe, 15(2), e90-e96. [More] 
  • Dacha, S., Janssens, L., Rodrigues, A., Louvaris, Z., Gosselink, R. & Langer, D. (2019). Comparison between manual and (Semi-)automated analyses of esophageal diaphragm electromyography during endurance cycling in patients with COPD. Frontiers in Physiology, 10(JUL). [More] 
  • Dacha, S., Janssens, L., Louvaris, Z., Janssens, L., Gosselink, R. & Langer, D. (2018). Comparison between manual and automated analyses of esophageal diaphragm electromyography during endurance cycling in patients with COPD.. [More] 
  • Janssens, L., Langer, D., Dacha, S., Louvaris, Z., Brumagne, S., Goossens, N. et al. (2018). Inspiratory muscle training decreases ankle proprioceptive use during balance control in patients with COPD.. [More] 
  • Langer, D., Ciavaglia, C., Faisal, A., Webb, K. A., Neder, J. A., Gosselink, R. et al. (2018). Inspiratory muscle training reduces diaphragm activation and dyspnea during exercise in COPD. Journal of Applied Physiology, 125(2), 381-392. [More] 
  • Louvaris, Z., Dacha, S., Janssens, L., Gosselink, R., Vogiatzis, I. & Langer, D. (2018). Inspiratory muscle effort, perfusion and oxygenation responses to inspiratory muscle training (IMT) with Tapered Flow Resistive Loading (TFRL) and Normocapnic Hyperpnea (NH) in COPD... [More] 
  • Charususin, N., Dacha, S., Gosselink, R., Decramer, M., Leupoldt, A. V., Reijnders, T. et al. (2018). Respiratory muscle function and exercise limitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a review. Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine, 12(1), 67-79. [More] 
  • Dacha, S., Langer, D., Ciavaglia, C., Webb, K., Preston, M. & O'Donnell, D. E. (2017). E}ffect of inspiratory muscle training (IMT) on static and dynamic respiratory muscle function in patients with {COPD.. [More] 
  • Dacha, S., Langer, D., Ciavaglia, C., Webb, K., Preston, M. & O'Donnell, D. (2017). A}109 HIGHLIGHTS IN PULMONARY REHABILITATION: ILD, ADJUNCTS, AND INSPIRATORY MUSCLE TRAINING: Effect Of Inspiratory Muscle Training On Respiratory Muscle Function And Diaphragm Activation In Patients With {COPD. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 195. [More]