To Determine if a Lower Extremity Strengthening Program Improve Quadriceps Muscle Strength (Resistance)
The purpose of this study is to determine if a lower extremity strengthening program as part of pulmonary rehabilitation will improve quadriceps muscle strength, endurance and functional status as well as overall quality of life.
- Lower extremity resistance training as part of a pulmonary rehabilitation program will improve quadriceps strength, endurance and functional capacity.
- Lower extremity resistance training as part of a pulmonary rehabilitation program will improve quality of life in patients awaiting lung transplant.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Does The Lower Extremity Resistance Program Improve Quadriceps Strength, Endurance, And Quality Life In Pre-Lung Transplant Patients?|
- Quadriceps Strength [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]Quadriceps Strength will be assessed at initial evaluation and subsequently every two weeks for 10 weeks. Testing will be done at 30, 60 and 90 degrees of knee flexion using hand held dynamometer. The six miute walk test is also used as a primary outcomes to assess endurance. It will be done at initial evaluation, 5 weeks and 10 weeks.
- Quality of Life Survey [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]The St. George Respiratory Questionnaire will be used to assess quality of life at initial evaluation and at 10 weeks (completion of program).
|Study Start Date:||March 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Lower extremity strengthening||
Lower extremity resistance exercises and aerobic exercises 3 times a week in 10 week pulmonary rehabilitation program prior to lung transplant.
- To determine if a lower extremity strengthening program as part of pulmonary rehabilitation is effective at increasing quadriceps strength when measured with a hand held dynamometer.
- To determine the effectiveness of a lower extremity strengthening program as part of pulmonary rehabilitation for improving endurance and functional capacity as measured by the six minute walk test.
- To determine if the lower extremity strengthening program as part of pulmonary rehabilitation improves overall quality of life as measured by the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire.
- To provide a basic framework for a larger randomized control study evaluating if a lower extremity strengthening program as part of a pulmonary rehabilitation program is more effective than a pulmonary rehabilitation program alone at improving quadriceps strength, endurance, and functional level.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01080703
|United States, Illinois|
|The University of Chicago Medical Center|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637|
|Principal Investigator:||Edward R Garrity, MD||University of Chicago|