Long Term Effects of an Inpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in Patients With Pulmonary Fibrosis
There is evidence that an inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation of 3 weeks improves exercise capacity and quality of life in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. However, there are no data available regarding long-term effects of this multimodal program. The aim of this study is to investigate the long-term impact of a rehabilitation program 3 month after finishing on exercise capacity and physical activity.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Long Term Effects of a 3-week Inpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis|
- Delta of 6-minute walking distance from 1 week pre rehabilitation to 3 month post rehabilitation [ Time Frame: 1 week before rehabilitation to 3 month after finishing rehabilitation ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- Delta of physical activity level from 1 week pre rehabilitation to 3 month post rehabilitation [ Time Frame: 1 week before rehabilitation to 3 month after finishing rehabilitation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Delta of SF36-score (questionnaire to measure quality of life) from 1 week pre to 3 month post rehabilitation [ Time Frame: 1 week before rehabilitation to 3 month after finishing rehabilitation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: Usual care
Usual care during the whole study period without pulmonary rehabilitation. The patients will perform their normal daily life.
Active Comparator: Inpatient Rehabilitation
3-week inpatient multimodal pulmonary rehabilitation program, including daily exercise training, breathing therapy, medical treatment and psychological support. In the following 3 month, the patients will perform their normal daily life.
Procedure: Inpatient Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation program in "Schoen Klinik Berchtesgadener Land"
|Contact: Klaus Kenn, MD||0049865293 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Schoen Klinik Berchtesgadener Land||Recruiting|
|Schoenau am Koenigssee, Bavaria, Germany, 83471|
|Contact: Klaus Kenn, MD +49 8652 931541 email@example.com|
|Study Director:||Klaus Kenn, MD||Head physician in the department of pulmology|