Feasibility of a Short Home-based Rehabilitation Program for Cancer Patients Waiting for Lung Resection Surgery
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01667237|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 17, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2013
The general objectives of this study are to verify the feasibility of a short home-based rehabilitation program for cancer patients prior to lung resection surgery, and to quantify its effects on aerobic capacity, exercise tolerance and skeletal muscle strength.
Therefore, the hypotheses of this study are that:
- Implementation of a short home-based rehabilitation program (4 weeks) based on exercise training is feasible and safe in patients with lung cancer resection candidates.
- Compared to control patients, patients included in the home-based rehabilitation program will improve significantly their aerobic capacity, exercise tolerance and arms and legs muscle force.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Lung Cancer||Behavioral: Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program||Early Phase 1|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||13 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Feasibility of a Short Home-based Rehabilitation Program for Cancer Patients Waiting for Lung Resection Surgery|
|Study Start Date :||March 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2012|
|Experimental: Pulmonary rehabilitation||
Behavioral: Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program
The rehabilitation program will be a self-monitored and minimally supervised home-exercise program. Exercise training modalities and intensity will be adapted to patient's individual condition. It will include aerobic and strength exercises 5 times a week for 4 weeks. Aerobic training will be done on a portable ergocycle. The target intensity will correspond to 60% of the maximal work rate achieved during the maximal progressive cardio-pulmonary exercise test, aiming for a cumulative time of 40 minutes per day. The heart rate, corresponding to an exercise level of 60% of max exercise capacity during the maximum exercise test, will be noted and patients will be instructed to train at this heart rate ± 10 beats. Muscle exercises will be performed using elastic bands and use of gravity.
- To verify the feasability of a short home-based rehabilitation for cancer patients prior to lung resection surgery program. [ Time Frame: During a 4 week rehabilitation programs preceeding surgery ]
- To quantify the cycle endurance change induced by a short home-based rehabilitation for cancer patients prior to lung resection surgery program. [ Time Frame: before and after a 4 week rehabilitation programs preceeding surgery ]
- To quantify the quadriceps muscle force change induced by a short home-based rehabilitation for cancer patients prior to lung resection surgery program. [ Time Frame: before and after a 4 week rehabilitation programs preceeding surgery ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01667237
|Québec, Quebec, Canada, G1V 4G5|
|Principal Investigator:||Didier Saey, Phd.||Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec|