The Effect of Reflective Breathing Therapy Compared With Conventional Breathing Therapy in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) III-IV

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Osnabrueck
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Klaus Kenn, Klinikum Berchtesgadener Land der Schön-Kliniken
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01478646
First received: September 30, 2011
Last updated: November 22, 2011
Last verified: November 2011

September 30, 2011
November 22, 2011
August 2011
November 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change in BORG-Scale [ Time Frame: Change from pre (minute o) in BORG-scale at directly post intervention (minute 60) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Instrument for self-reported dyspnea; modified BORG-scale ranges from 1 (no dyspnea) to 10 (maximum dyspnea).
Same as current
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Change in residual volume [ Time Frame: change from pre (minute 0) in residual volume at post (minute 60) intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
measured by a portable spirometry device
Same as current
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The Effect of Reflective Breathing Therapy Compared With Conventional Breathing Therapy in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) III-IV
The Effect of Reflective Breathing Therapy Compared With Conventional Breathing Therapy on Dyspnoea and Activity in Patients With COPD III-IV

The purpose of this study is to determine whether different types of breathing therapies in patients with COPD III-IV decrease dyspnea and increase activity.

In the treatment of COPD-Patients different kinds of breathing therapy techniques are used, but many of them are not reassessed yet.

Dyspnea is one of the predominant symptoms of COPD patients and has negative impacts on the activity of the patients. Dyspnea during exertion leads to avoiding activity and results in a deconditioning of muscles and of the cardiovascular system.

Thus breathing therapy techniques seem to be useful, which may lead to a decrease of dyspnea and an increase of activity.

The purpose of this study is to determine whether reflective breathing therapy is more effective on decreasing dyspnea and increasing activity than conventional breathing therapy.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Other: conventional breathing therapy
    duration: 60 minutes.
  • Other: reflectory breathing therapy
    duration: 60 minutes.
  • Experimental: Conventional breathing therapy
    first: conventional breathing therapy, second: reflectory breathing therapy
    Intervention: Other: conventional breathing therapy
  • Experimental: Reflectory breathing therapy
    first: reflectory breathing therapy second: conventional breathing therapy
    Intervention: Other: reflectory breathing therapy
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
24
November 2011
November 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • inpatient rehabilitation
  • COPD (Gold stage III and IV)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe exacerbation in the last four weeks
  • acute infections
  • fever
  • neuritides
  • severe osteoporosis
  • skin disease
  • manic depression
Both
45 Years to 75 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Germany
 
NCT01478646
RAT 2011, KBerchtesgadener
No
Klaus Kenn, Klinikum Berchtesgadener Land der Schön-Kliniken
Klinikum Berchtesgadener Land der Schön-Kliniken
University of Osnabrueck
Study Chair: Klaus Kenn, Dr. med. Schön Klinik Berchtesgadener Land
Principal Investigator: Stella Seeberg University of Osnabrueck
Klinikum Berchtesgadener Land der Schön-Kliniken
November 2011

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