Validation and Reproducibility of the Six-minute Step Test in Individuals With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treated With CPAP
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03334331
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : November 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2019
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Matheus Gustavo Silva Magalhães, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Introduction: The Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is characterized by obstructed superior airway during sleeping period promoting intermittent hypoxia-reoxygenation events. These events cause consequences such as cardiorespiratory and peripheric muscle structure alterations, which can cause reduction of the exercise tolerance. In this sense the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is important to decrease the repercussions of the illness and cooperate to maintain the exercise functional capacity. To measure this capacity, one good option is the six-minute step test (6MST), that is low cost and submaximal, in addition to being adaptable and portable. However, there are doubts if it´s really capable to determinate the functional capacity of exercise of individuals with OSA treated with CPAP. Objective: Evaluate the validity and reproducibility of 6MST to determine the functional capacity of exercise in individual with OSA treated with CPAP and develop a model of a reference equation for the performance of the test in this population. Material and methods: This is an observational, prospective and cross-sectional study, in which will be evaluated 132 volunteers (66 men and 66 women), with age between 18 and 65 years, diagnosed with OSA of moderate and severe degree, treated with CPAP for a minimum of three months, recruited of the ambulatory of pneumology of Otávio de Freitas Hospital. Initially will be collected personal and anthropometric information, answered to sleep questioners, quality of sleep and physical exercise, also respiratory muscle strength and lung function. The realization of the tests to evaluate the functional capacity of exercise will be done in two days with a maximum of seven days between the tests. In each day, the volunteers will do two 6MST and two six-minute walk test (6MWT), which order will be determined by randomization. Expected Results: It is expected that the 6MST to be showed as reproducible and capable to quantify the functional capability of exercise in individuals with OSA treated with CPAP.
Condition or disease
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Other: Six-minute step testOther: Six-minute walk test
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Individuals adults with obstructive sleep apnea treated with CPAP
Individuals with age between 18 and 65 years;
Obstructive Sleep Apnea on moderate and severe degree (diagnosed by polysomnography);
BMI bigger then 18 and less than 35 kg/m2;
Treatment with CPAP at least three months, with use of the equipment for a time interval superior of 4h/night during five days per week.
Individuals with comorbidities such as uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes, orthopedic and neurologic alterations, respiratory disorders such as COPD and asthma, or any cardiovascular and respiratory which won't permit the realization of the tests.