Effects of Respiratory Physiotherapy on Pleural Effusion
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01756742|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 27, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 27, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Pleural Effusion||Other: Respiratory physiotherapy Other: Conservative treatment||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||112 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of a Program of Respiratory Physiotherapy on Pleural Effusion: a Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||February 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 2012|
Experimental: Respiratory physiotherapy
54 people according to the inclusion criteria were recruited to have a respiratory physiotherapy treatment added to their medical intervention.
Other: Respiratory physiotherapy
The respiratory physiotherapy intervention included:
Other Name: Respiratory techniques added to conservative treatment
Placebo Comparator: Conservative treatment
49 people were recruited in this group. These participants received conservative medical treatment intervention
Other: Conservative treatment
Conservative medical treatment intervention for pleural effusion.
Other Name: Medical treatment
- Assessment of the severity of respiratory disease [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 months ]A spirometry is used to assess severity of individual patients respiratory disease and their response to therapy and is regarded as the gold standard measure of respiratory function. The following variables were recorded; forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume achieved in 1 second, and the forced expiratory flow over the middle one half of the forced vital capacity.
- Length of the hospital stay [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 months ]Length of stay was defined as the number of days between admission and discharge.
- Severity in the pleural effusion repercussion [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 months. ]The chest radiograph has been the initial diagnostic tool for the detection and evaluation of pleural effusion. The severity was codified from 0(normal) to 10 (very severe) by a radiologist with more than 8 years of experience.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01756742
|Universitary Hospital San Cecilio|
|Granada, Andalucia, Spain, 18012|
|Principal Investigator:||M. Carmen Valenza, MD||Universidad de Granada|