Respiratory Function and Walking Capacity in Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive neurological disease. Respiratory dysfunction due to weakness in the respiratory musculature has been described in MS. This leads to increased morbidity and mortality in late stages of the disease. It is possible that respiratory dysfunction influence physical fitness in earlier stages as well. Walking disability and fatigue causes significant impact on health in patients with MS, even in earlier stages.
The hypothesis is that there is a relationship between respiratory function, walking capacity and fatigue and that daily deep breathing exercise during two months will improve respiratory function, walking capacity and fatigue.
|Multiple Sclerosis Respiratory; Disorder, Functional, Impaired Difficulty Walking||Other: Breathing exercises|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Respiratory Function and Walking Capacity in Multiple Sclerosis|
- Respiratory muscle strength [ Time Frame: Two months ]Maximum expiratory pressure
|Study Start Date:||September 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Breathing exercises
Daily deep breathing exercises during two month
Other: Breathing exercises
Breathing exercises with positive expiratory pressure.
No Intervention: Control
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01774201
|Principal Investigator:||Elisabeth Westerdahl, Phd||Department of Physiotherapy, Örebro University Hospital|