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The Six-minute Stepper Test as an Outcome Measure of Exercise Tolerance During Pulmonary Rehabilitation in With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients(STEPPER)? (STEPPER)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01759199
First Posted: January 3, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2013
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Collaborator:
Ministry of Health, France
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Brest
  Purpose
The aim of this study is to show if the six-minute stepper test (ST6) is a sensible marker of exercise tolerance evolution during a pulmonary rehabilitation program in people with all stages of severity of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Condition Intervention
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Procedure: Pulmonary rehabilitation assessed with six-minute walk test and six-minute stepper test

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Six-minute Stepper Test : Marker of Exercise Tolerance's Evolution During Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients With COPD ?

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Brest:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The number of steps to The Six-minute Stepper Test (ST6) [ Time Frame: 21 days ]
    Assess the difference in the number of steps in ST6 before and after pulmonary rehabilitation


Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: The six minute Stepper Test
Experimental : The six minute Stepper Test with a Conventional respiratory rehabilitation
Procedure: Pulmonary rehabilitation assessed with six-minute walk test and six-minute stepper test

Detailed Description:
Currently, the reference test in assessing functional capacity in COPD patients during pulmonary rehabilitation is the six-Minute Walking Test (6MWT). However, the realization of the 6MWT requires a 30m-long corridor, according to the American Thoracic Society Guidelines. Lack of sufficient space can prevent the realization of 6MWT, especially for private practitioner pulmonologists, and also in hospitals. The six-minute stepper test (ST6) which can be performed in a normal room, should be an interesting alternative.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with COPD wtih all stages of severity
  • Hospitalized in the pulmonary rehabilitation unit in the hospital of Morlaix, with a 3 weeks pulmonary rehabilitation course

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pneumonectomy, Lobectomy less than 6 months
  • orthopedic problem
  • Balance disorder
  • Weight > 110kg
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
France
Brest University Hospital
Brest,, Brittany, France, 29200
Hospital of Morlaix
Morlaix, Brittany, France, 29600
Hospital of Morlaix
Morlaix, Brittany, France, 29600
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Brest
Ministry of Health, France
Investigators
Principal Investigator: FRANCIS COUTURAUD, MD,PHD Brest University Hospital Brest,, Brittany, France 29200
Principal Investigator: CATHERINE LE BER-MOY, DR. Hospital of Morlaix Morlaix, Brittany, France 29600
Principal Investigator: CHANTAL LOCHON, DR. Hospital of Morlaix Morlaix, Brittany, France 29600
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital, Brest
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01759199     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RB 11-157 STEPPER
First Submitted: December 4, 2012
First Posted: January 3, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 2, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Brest:
COPD
ST6: The six minute Stepper Test
Conventional respiratory rehabilitation
Pulmonary rehabilitation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases