The Effect of Reflective Breathing Therapy Compared With Conventional Breathing Therapy in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) III-IV
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease||Other: conventional breathing therapy Other: reflectory breathing therapy|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Effect of Reflective Breathing Therapy Compared With Conventional Breathing Therapy on Dyspnoea and Activity in Patients With COPD III-IV|
- Change in BORG-Scale [ Time Frame: Change from pre (minute o) in BORG-scale at directly post intervention (minute 60) ]Instrument for self-reported dyspnea; modified BORG-scale ranges from 1 (no dyspnea) to 10 (maximum dyspnea).
- Change in residual volume [ Time Frame: change from pre (minute 0) in residual volume at post (minute 60) intervention ]measured by a portable spirometry device
|Study Start Date:||August 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Conventional breathing therapy
first: conventional breathing therapy, second: reflectory breathing therapy
Other: conventional breathing therapy
duration: 60 minutes.
Experimental: Reflectory breathing therapy
first: reflectory breathing therapy second: conventional breathing therapy
Other: reflectory breathing therapy
duration: 60 minutes.
In the treatment of COPD-Patients different kinds of breathing therapy techniques are used, but many of them are not reassessed yet.
Dyspnea is one of the predominant symptoms of COPD patients and has negative impacts on the activity of the patients. Dyspnea during exertion leads to avoiding activity and results in a deconditioning of muscles and of the cardiovascular system.
Thus breathing therapy techniques seem to be useful, which may lead to a decrease of dyspnea and an increase of activity.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether reflective breathing therapy is more effective on decreasing dyspnea and increasing activity than conventional breathing therapy.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01478646
|Schön Klinik Berchtesgadener Land|
|Schönau, Bayern, Germany, 83471|
|Study Chair:||Klaus Kenn, Dr. med.||Schön Klinik Berchtesgadener Land|
|Principal Investigator:||Stella Seeberg||University of Osnabrueck|