Respiratory Function and Walking Capacity in Multiple Sclerosis
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01774201|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 23, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2017
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive neurological disease. Respiratory dysfunction due to weakness in the respiratory musculature has been described in MS. This leads to increased morbidity and mortality in late stages of the disease. It is possible that respiratory dysfunction influence physical fitness in earlier stages as well. Walking disability and fatigue causes significant impact on health in patients with MS, even in earlier stages.
The hypothesis is that there is a relationship between respiratory function, walking capacity and fatigue and that daily deep breathing exercise during two months will improve respiratory function, walking capacity and fatigue.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Multiple Sclerosis Respiratory; Disorder, Functional, Impaired Difficulty Walking||Other: Breathing exercises||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Respiratory Function and Walking Capacity in Multiple Sclerosis|
|Study Start Date :||September 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2014|
Experimental: Breathing exercises
Daily deep breathing exercises during two month
Other: Breathing exercises
Breathing exercises with positive expiratory pressure.
No Intervention: Control
- Respiratory muscle strength [ Time Frame: Two months ]Maximum expiratory pressure
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01774201
|Principal Investigator:||Elisabeth Westerdahl, Phd||Department of Physiotherapy, Örebro University Hospital|