Falling in Patients With COPD Referred to Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Incidence, Risk Factors and Prediction Tools
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02434198
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2015 by Thierry Troosters, KU Leuven. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All patients referred to the outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program in the Gasthuisberg University Hospital (Leuven, Belgium) will be screened for eligibility.
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).