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Exercise Training in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01218282
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 11, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Università degli Studi di Ferrara

Brief Summary:

Exercise training is the key component of respiratory rehabilitation.The success of long-term program resides in the integration between exercise prescription and patients'compliance with home training. This can be difficult for patients, especially in terms of understanding the exercise intensity.

This study is designed to evaluate different methods of exercise training at home, to help understanding and maintaining the walking intensity in COPD patients. Outcome: exercise performance, daily physical activity and respiratory function.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COPD Behavioral: Home exercise training Behavioral: NO Exercise Training Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Different Methods of Home Exercise Training in COPD Patients
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Home Exercise Training Group A1
Patients assigned to this arm maintain the prescribed walking speed during the training with a metronome
Behavioral: Home exercise training
20-30 min/day for at least 4 days/week
Other Name: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Experimental: Home Exercise Training Group A2
Patients assigned to this arm cover a fixed distance in a given period of time.
Behavioral: Home exercise training
20-30 min/day for at least 4 days/week
Other Name: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
No Intervention: Control Behavioral: NO Exercise Training
No intervention
Other Name: No intervention



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Exercise Capacity [ Time Frame: 1 year ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • COPD patients. All patients are at stable state, free from an exacerbation from at least 3 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • COPD patients with a recent history of cardiovascular disease and other diseases that would interfere with exercise performance.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01218282


Locations
Italy
Pulmonary respiratory unit- University Hospital
Ferrara, Italy, 44100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Università degli Studi di Ferrara
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Annalisa Cogo, MD Università degli Studi di Ferrara

Responsible Party: Annalisa Cogo, University of Ferrara
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01218282     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ExTCOPD01
First Posted: October 11, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2010
Last Verified: October 2010

Keywords provided by Università degli Studi di Ferrara:
COPD
home exercise training

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases