Proprioceptive Postural Control and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Proprioceptive weighting changes may explain differences in postural control performance. In addition, the respiratory movement has a disturbing effect on postural balance. Postural balance seems to be impaired in individuals with respiratory disorders. Increased risk of falling is reported in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Besides the essential role of respiration, the diaphragm may also play an important role in the control of the trunk and postural balance.
The aim of the study is to clarify whether proprioceptive postural control is impaired in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Proprioceptive Postural Control
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
- Proprioceptive postural control [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Center of pressure displacement (force plate) in standing in response to local muscle vibration on ankle and back muscles to specifically detect the role of proprioception in postural control.
|Study Start Date:||January 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|healthy matched controls|
|Katholieke Universiteit Leuven|
|Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, 3000|
|Principal Investigator:||Simon Brumagne, PhD||Katholieke Universiteit Leuven|
|Principal Investigator:||Thierry Troosters, PhD||Katholieke Universiteit Leuven|
|Principal Investigator:||Wim Janssens, MD, PhD||Katholieke Universiteit Leuven|
|Principal Investigator:||Marc Decramer, MD, PhD||Katholieke Universiteit Leuven|