Does Pulmonary Rehabilitation Improve Balance in People With Respiratory Disease?

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2009 by University of Manitoba.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
The University of Queensland
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First received: March 17, 2009
Last updated: November 12, 2009
Last verified: November 2009

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

Condition Intervention Phase
Lung Diseases
Other: Pulmonary rehabilitation
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Does a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Improve Balance in Individuals With Respiratory Disease?

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Further study details as provided by University of Manitoba:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Static balance [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Dynamic balance [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Balance confidence [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Fear of falling [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Confidence in disease management [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pulmonary rehabilitation Other: Pulmonary rehabilitation
Pulmonary rehabilitation involves the prescription of customized exercise programs and education on disease management.

Detailed 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.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00864084

Canada, Manitoba
The University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0T6
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Manitoba
The University of Queensland
Principal Investigator: Michelle D Smith, PhD The University of Queensland
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr Michelle Smith, The University of Queensland Identifier: NCT00864084     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B2009:007
Study First Received: March 17, 2009
Last Updated: November 12, 2009
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on August 01, 2014