Effects of Acu-Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Acu-TENS) on Post-exercise Blood Lactate and Excessive Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2010 by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01102634
First received: April 8, 2010
Last updated: April 12, 2010
Last verified: April 2010
  Purpose

The study aims to investigate the effect of Acu-TENS on post-exercise blood lactate level and EPOC


Condition Intervention
Healthy Subjects
Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood lactate level [ Time Frame: Before exercise ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Finger pick method - measured by Lactate Plus (Nova Biomedical, USA)

  • Blood lactate level [ Time Frame: Immediately post exercise ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Finger pick method - measured by Lactate Plus (Nova Biomedical, USA)

  • Blood lactate level [ Time Frame: 15 minutes post exercise ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Finger pick method - measured by Lactate Plus (Nova Biomedical, USA)

  • Oxygen consumption [ Time Frame: Measurements continued during exercise and until heart rate returned to baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    measured by K4b2 (Cosmed, Italy)


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Heart rate [ Time Frame: Measurements continued during exercise and until heart rate returned to baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    measured by Polar heart rate monitor (RS800CX, Polar Electro, Finland)


Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Acu-TENS
Application of TENS over acupuncture points
Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Application of TENS over acupuncture points
Placebo Comparator: Placebo-TENS
Application of Acu-TENS but with no electricity
Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Placebo

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • with normal health (no known history of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic or musculoskeletal diseases)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to communicate and follow the exercise procedures
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01102634

Contacts
Contact: Alice Jones, PhD, FACP (852) 27666749 alice.jones@polyu.edu.hk

Locations
China, Hong Kong
Cardiopulmonary and Exercise Physiology Laboratory, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Recruiting
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Contact: Alice Jones, PhD, FACP    (852)27666749    alice.jones@polyu.edu.hk   
Principal Investigator: Alice Jones, PhD, FACP         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alice Jones, PhD, FACP The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Prof. Alice Jones, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01102634     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSEARS20100407006
Study First Received: April 8, 2010
Last Updated: April 12, 2010
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 22, 2014