Proprioceptive Postural Control and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01505543|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 5, 2013
Proprioceptive weighting changes may explain differences in postural control performance. In addition, the respiratory movement has a disturbing effect on postural balance. Postural balance seems to be impaired in individuals with respiratory disorders. Increased risk of falling is reported in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Besides the essential role of respiration, the diaphragm may also play an important role in the control of the trunk and postural balance.
The aim of the study is to clarify whether proprioceptive postural control is impaired in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
|Condition or disease|
|Proprioceptive Postural Control Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Observational Model:||Case Control|
|Study Start Date :||January 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2012|
|chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|healthy matched controls|
- Proprioceptive postural control [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Center of pressure displacement (force plate) in standing in response to local muscle vibration on ankle and back muscles to specifically detect the role of proprioception in postural control.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01505543
|Katholieke Universiteit Leuven|
|Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium, 3000|
|Principal Investigator:||Simon Brumagne, PhD||KU Leuven|
|Principal Investigator:||Thierry Troosters, PhD||KU Leuven|
|Principal Investigator:||Wim Janssens, MD, PhD||KU Leuven|
|Principal Investigator:||Marc Decramer, MD, PhD||KU Leuven|