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Northern Board Beet Breathlessness Trial

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2013 by Northern Health and Social Care Trust.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Wendy Anderson, Northern Health and Social Care Trust Identifier:
First received: May 30, 2012
Last updated: June 25, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

Hypothesis: Beetroot juice increases the exercise tolerance of patients with chronic lung disease.

Using the already established pulmonary rehabilitation model, we aim to split the group of 8 into 2 groups, each group taking 500ml of beetroot juice 24 hours before there class on alternate (differing) weeks to see if it improves their overall exercise tolerance.

Condition Intervention Phase
Exercise Tolerance (Measured in Minutes)
Dietary Supplement: Beetroot Juice
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Care Provider, Investigator)

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Further study details as provided by Northern Health and Social Care Trust:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Exercise Tolerance [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Measuring incremental change in exercise tolerance between weeks of beetroot consumption and weeks of no beetroot consumption

Estimated Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Beetroot Dietary Supplement: Beetroot Juice
Give subjects 500ml beetroot juice in the 24 hour period prior to class begins. They will receive this during 3 of the 6 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Already planned to attend the pulmonary rehabilitation class

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Angina Prescribed regular nitrates, a resting heart rate >100bpm, a resting blood pressure <110 systolic, postural hypotension, prescribed PDE5 inhibitors.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01610024

Contact: Wendy Anderson, MBBCh 0044 2894424000

United Kingdom
Antrim Area Hospital Recruiting
Antrim, County Antrim, United Kingdom, BT41 2RL
Contact: Wendy Anderson, MBBCh    00442894424000   
Principal Investigator: Wendy Anderson, MBBCh         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northern Health and Social Care Trust
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Wendy Anderson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Northern Health and Social Care Trust Identifier: NCT01610024     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RDF001
Study First Received: May 30, 2012
Last Updated: June 25, 2013 processed this record on April 27, 2017