Does Pulmonary Rehabilitation Improve Balance in People With Respiratory Disease?
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The purpose of this study is to determine whether participation in pulmonary rehabilitation improves balance in people with respiratory disease.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Does a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Improve Balance in Individuals With Respiratory Disease?|
- Static balance [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Dynamic balance [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Balance confidence [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Fear of falling [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Confidence in disease management [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Pulmonary rehabilitation||
Other: Pulmonary rehabilitation
Pulmonary rehabilitation involves the prescription of customized exercise programs and education on disease management.
Falls and chronic respiratory are two major health concerns affecting morbidity and mortality in older adults. Several factors that predispose falls, such as reduced balance, have been documented in people with respiratory disease. Pulmonary rehabilitation programs, which involve customized exercise prescription, are recommended to improve quality of life and disease management in people with COPD. There are many documented benefits to participation in such programs; however, the impact on balance and other falls risk factors has not previously been investigated. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effect of a pulmonary rehabilitation program on balance and falls risk factors in individuals with respiratory disease. This study will enhance the current management of respiratory disease by improving our understanding of the effects of pulmonary rehabilitation.
|The University of Manitoba|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0T6|
|Principal Investigator:||Michelle D Smith, PhD||The University of Queensland|