Effect of Acu-Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on Post-Exercise Expiratory Flow Rate in Subjects With Asthma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00824642
First received: January 16, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The objective of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of Acu-TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation applied on acupoints) on the post- exercise expiratory flow rate and exercise performance on the subjects with exercise.


Condition Intervention
Asthma
Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Device: placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effect of Acu-TENS on Post-Exercise Expiratory Flow Rate in Subjects With Asthma- A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and Forced vital capacity (FVC) [ Time Frame: measured before exercise, immediately after exercise and at 20, 40 and 60 minutes post exercise ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • RPE, Exercise duration [ Time Frame: immediately post exercise ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2008
Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group 1
Applied Acu-TENS prior to exercise
Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Applied 45 minutes prior to exercise
Experimental: Group 2
Applied Acu-TENS prior to and during exercise
Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Applied 45 minutes prior to exercise
Placebo Comparator: Group 3
Applied placebo TENS prior to exercise
Device: placebo
placebo TENS applied prior to exercise

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis with asthma attending regular follow up at respiratory clinic

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergic to gel
  • Suffered from other neurological or cardiovascular or musculoskeletal disorders that may affect their exercise performance
  • Suffered from upper respiratory tract infection prior to the study
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00824642

Locations
Hong Kong
Cardiopulmonary and exercise physiology laboratory, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alice Jones, PhD, FACP Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Prof. Alice YM Jones, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00824642     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRE-2004.362
Study First Received: January 16, 2009
Last Updated: January 16, 2009
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Joint CUHK-NTEC Clinical Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University:
Asthma
Exercise training
TENS
Acupuncture
FEV1

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asthma
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases

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