Unsupported Arm Exercise and Breathing Strategy in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Roger Goldstein, West Park Healthcare Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00836108
First received: February 3, 2009
Last updated: July 10, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
  Purpose

Controlling the way people with lung problems breathe during arm exercises may reduce their breathlessness during activities of daily living that require them to lift their arms (i.e. brushing their hair, putting groceries away on high shelves). The main aim of this study is to determine the effects of specific breathing strategies during arm exercise on dyspnoea in patients with chronic lung disease. Coordinating inspiration with the action of arm elevation will reduce dyspnoea during a rhythmic overhead arm activity


Condition Intervention
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Behavioral: breathing strategy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Unsupported Arm Exercise and Breathing Strategy in Patients With Chronic

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Further study details as provided by West Park Healthcare Centre:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dyspnoea during arm exercise [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Arm exercise endurance [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Sham Comparator: 1
spontaneous
Behavioral: breathing strategy
Subjects will practice a rhythmic overhead arm exercise, during which they will be taught to inspire when they elevate their arms or they will be taught to expire when they elevate their arms or, a third group, will practice a rhythmic overhead arm exercise, during which they will not be provided with any instruction regarding a specific breathing pattern. The arm exercise practiced by all groups will be identical.
Experimental: 2
coordinating arm elevation with inspiration
Behavioral: breathing strategy
Subjects will practice a rhythmic overhead arm exercise, during which they will be taught to inspire when they elevate their arms or they will be taught to expire when they elevate their arms or, a third group, will practice a rhythmic overhead arm exercise, during which they will not be provided with any instruction regarding a specific breathing pattern. The arm exercise practiced by all groups will be identical.
Experimental: 3
coordinating arm elevation with expiration
Behavioral: breathing strategy
Subjects will practice a rhythmic overhead arm exercise, during which they will be taught to inspire when they elevate their arms or they will be taught to expire when they elevate their arms or, a third group, will practice a rhythmic overhead arm exercise, during which they will not be provided with any instruction regarding a specific breathing pattern. The arm exercise practiced by all groups will be identical.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of COPD including forced expiratory volume in one second < 80% predicted normal
  • presence of lung hyperinflation at rest

Exclusion Criteria:

  • musculoskeletal or neurological condition which could adversely affect arm activity
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00836108

Locations
Canada, Ontario
West Park Healthcare Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6M2J5
Sponsors and Collaborators
West Park Healthcare Centre
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dina Brooks, PhD West Park Healthcare Centre
  More Information

No publications provided by West Park Healthcare Centre

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Roger Goldstein, Directory Respiratory Medicine, West Park Healthcare Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00836108     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RG20080707ArmStrategy
Study First Received: February 3, 2009
Last Updated: July 10, 2012
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by West Park Healthcare Centre:
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Breathing Exercises
Exercise Tolerance
Dyspnea
Arm Exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014