Northern Board Beet Breathlessness Trial

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2013 by Dr. Wendy Anderson, Northern Health and Social Care Trust.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 1, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Wendy Anderson, Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Exercise Tolerance (Measured in Minutes) Dietary Supplement: Beetroot Juice Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 8 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Care Provider, Investigator)
Study Start Date : August 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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

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

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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 (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: Dr. Wendy Anderson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Northern Health and Social Care Trust Identifier: NCT01610024     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RDF001
First Posted: June 1, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 26, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013