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The Effect of Post-thoracotomy Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Quality of Life

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00460668
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 16, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 8, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of an integrated multidisciplinary rehabilitation program on health related quality of life in the 12 months postoperative period in patients with an elective thoracotomy and to evaluate the effects of the program on general quality of life (SF-36), acute/chronic post-thoracotomy pain, impairment (changes in pulmonary function), disability (exercise capacity) and start to complete recovery (ECOG score of 0 or 1) 12 months postoperatively in patients with an elective thoracotomy.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Lung Cancer Thoracotomy Pulmonary Rehabilitation Behavioral: pulmonary rehabilitation

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 57 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: A Prospective Single Centre Open Randomized Trial on the Effect of Post-thoracotomy Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Quality of Life
Study Start Date : April 2007
Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Study Completion Date : September 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Rehabilitation
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pulmonary rehabilitation post-thoracotomy
Pulmonary rehabilitation post-thoracotomy
Behavioral: pulmonary rehabilitation
2 or 3 times a week during 8 weeks
No Intervention: Control
Control


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. SGRQ total score [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. SF-36 scores [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  2. McGill pain questionnaire scores [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  3. Pulmonary function and 6MWD [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • elective, thoracotomy patients with a surgical intention to cure.
  • age between 18 and 80 years.
  • ECOG 0 - 2 post-thoracotomy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with chronic pain.
  • a previous thoracotomy.
  • comorbidity limiting rehabilitation.
  • non-compliance
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00460668


Locations
Netherlands
Isala Klinieken
Zwolle, Netherlands, 8011 JW
Sponsors and Collaborators
Isala
Investigators
Study Director: J.A. Stigt Isala
More Information

Responsible Party: Jan W.K. van den Berg, Dr., Isala Klinieken
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00460668     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NL14089.075.06
First Posted: April 16, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 8, 2013
Last Verified: April 2013

Keywords provided by Jan W.K. van den Berg, Isala Klinieken:
elective thoracotomy
pulmonary rehabilitation
quality of life