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Physical Activity Counseling During Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PAC)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified July 2009 by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Fund for Scientific Research, Flanders, Belgium
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Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Identifier:
First received: July 28, 2009
Last updated: July 29, 2009
Last verified: July 2009
This randomized controlled trial will assess the effect of adding intensive physical activity counseling to an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program. Counseling including real-time feedback on daily activities from an activity monitor will be offered to improve participation in physical activities in daily life during and after an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program.

Condition Intervention
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Behavioral: physical activity counseling program
Behavioral: sham counseling program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Physical Activity Counseling During Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Does it Improve Daily Physical Activity Levels

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Further study details as provided by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Walking time in daily life and the amount of time spent in moderate intense activities

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Behavioral: physical activity counseling program
Sham Comparator: 2 Behavioral: sham counseling program


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Spirometry-proven COPD
  • Referred for 6-month outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Orthopedic problems impairing daily activities
  • Progressive neurological or neuromuscular disorders
  • Psychiatric or cognitive disorders
  • Patients on the waiting list for lung transplantation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00948623

Contact: Thierry Troosters, PT, PhD +3216347107

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University Hospitals KULeuven Recruiting
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, 3000
Contact: Thierry Troosters, PT, PhD    +3216347107   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Fund for Scientific Research, Flanders, Belgium
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. T. Troosters, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Catholic University Leuven Identifier: NCT00948623     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: s06081980
Study First Received: July 28, 2009
Last Updated: July 29, 2009

Keywords provided by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven:
physical activity
pulmonary rehabilitation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017