This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition lung diseases
Treatment pulmonary rehabilitation
Phase phase 1
Sponsor University of Manitoba
Collaborator The University of Queensland
Start date April 2009
End date June 2009
Trial size 32 participants
Trial identifier NCT00864084, B2009:007


The purpose of this study is to determine whether participation in pulmonary rehabilitation improves balance in people with respiratory disease.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
pulmonary rehabilitation
Pulmonary rehabilitation involves the prescription of customized exercise programs and education on disease management.

Primary Outcomes

Static balance
time frame: 8 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Dynamic balance
time frame: 8 weeks
Balance confidence
time frame: 8 weeks
Fear of falling
time frame: 8 weeks
Confidence in disease management
time frame: 8 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - Clinical diagnosis of lung disease - Committed to regular attendance at pulmonary rehabilitation program - A forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) < 80% of predicted - No change in medications for the past 2 months Exclusion Criteria: - Unstable cardiac disease - Neurological conditions - Musculoskeletal conditions that prevent participation in exercise sessions.

Additional Information

Official title Does a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Improve Balance in Individuals With Respiratory Disease?
Principal investigator Michelle D Smith, PhD
Description Falls and chronic respiratory are two major health concerns affecting morbidity and mortality in older adults. Several factors that predispose falls, such as reduced balance, have been documented in people with respiratory disease. Pulmonary rehabilitation programs, which involve customized exercise prescription, are recommended to improve quality of life and disease management in people with COPD. There are many documented benefits to participation in such programs; however, the impact on balance and other falls risk factors has not previously been investigated. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effect of a pulmonary rehabilitation program on balance and falls risk factors in individuals with respiratory disease. This study will enhance the current management of respiratory disease by improving our understanding of the effects of pulmonary rehabilitation.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2009.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Manitoba.