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Effect of Aerobic Training on Asthmatic Patients

This study has been completed.
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Laboratório de Investigação Médica
Information provided by:
University of Sao Paulo General Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 2, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2009
History: No changes posted
The investigators hypothesize that aerobic training can reduce anxiety, depression and airway inflammation and those benefits may be related to changes in autonomic system.

Condition Intervention
Airway Inflammation
Other: Aerobic training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Aerobic Training on Psychosocial Morbidity, Symptoms, Airway Inflammation and Autonomic Modulation in Asthmatic Patients

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Further study details as provided by University of Sao Paulo General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • psychosocial morbidity and airway inflammation [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • autonomic modulation, aerobic capacity, pulmonary function [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Patient cousenling
Improve medicine use Self control asthma crisis Ambient hygiene
Other: Aerobic training
Treadmill training
Other Name: Exercise conditioning

Detailed Description:

One-hundred patients with moderate or severe persistent asthma, age ranging from 20 to 50 years-old recruited after a medical consultation. Asthma diagnosis based on GINA1 and patients were under medical treatment for at least 6-months and considered clinically stable (no crises and changes in medication for at least 30 days). Patients diagnosed with cardiovascular, pulmonary or musculoskeletal diseases impairing exercise training were excluded.

Experimental Design: Patients were studied between 2 medical consultation to avoid changes in medication during the study and patients were randomized (by drawing lots) into either Control or Training groups. CG was submitted to a 4-hour educational program and a breathing exercise program and TG was submitted to the same CG procedures plus an aerobic training program individually based on VO2max. Before and after the intervention, patients performed pulmonary function test and cardiopulmonary exercise testing and as well as fulfilled questionnaires to quantify asthma specific HRQL and anxiety and depression levels. Asthma daily symptoms were evaluated monthly.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 20-50 years old
  • moderate and severe asthma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • other pulmonary or cardiovascular disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00989365

Clinical Hospital, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil, 05403-000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo General Hospital
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Laboratório de Investigação Médica
Study Chair: Celso RF Carvalho, PhD School of Medicine, University of São Paulo
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Responsible Party: Celso Ricardo Fernandes de Carvalho, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo Identifier: NCT00989365     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Asthmatraining
Study First Received: October 2, 2009
Last Updated: October 2, 2009

Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo General Hospital:
Aerobic Exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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