The Effect of Reflective Breathing Therapy Compared With Conventional Breathing Therapy in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) III-IV
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01478646|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 23, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease||Other: conventional breathing therapy Other: reflectory breathing therapy||Not Applicable|
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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||24 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Reflective Breathing Therapy Compared With Conventional Breathing Therapy on Dyspnoea and Activity in Patients With COPD III-IV|
|Study Start Date :||August 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2011|
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.
- 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
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|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|