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Falling in Patients With COPD Referred to Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Incidence, Risk Factors and Prediction Tools

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02434198
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2015 by Thierry Troosters, KU Leuven.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 5, 2015
Last Update Posted : May 5, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thierry Troosters, KU Leuven

Brief Summary:
The primary aim of this study is to investigate the incidence of falling in a cohort of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) referred to a pulmonary rehabilitation program and to verify the risk factors. The secondary aim is to verify whether available balance assessment tools are feasible in clinical practice and which tools and values can best predict falls in people with COPD.

Condition or disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : January 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Falls Rehabilitation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. incidence of falling [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. association between falling status and the score in balance tests [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients referred to the outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program in the Gasthuisberg University Hospital (Leuven, Belgium) will be screened for eligibility.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a primary diagnosis of COPD according to internationally accepted guidelines
  • All patients referred to the outpatient PR program of Gasthuisberg University Hospital (Leuven, Belgium).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02434198

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Contact: Thierry Troosters, PhD

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University hospitals Leuven Recruiting
Leuven, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium, 3000
Contact: Thierry Troosters, PhD         
Contact: Wim Janssens, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Veronica Barbier, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Ilse Muylaert, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Iris Coosemans         
Sponsors and Collaborators
KU Leuven
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Principal Investigator: Thierry Troosters, PhD KU Leuven
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Responsible Party: Thierry Troosters, Prof, KU Leuven Identifier: NCT02434198    
Other Study ID Numbers: S57678
First Posted: May 5, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 5, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015
Keywords provided by Thierry Troosters, KU Leuven:
pulmonary rehabilitation
balance assessment
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases