Balance Training in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01424098|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2011 by Roger Goldstein, West Park Healthcare Centre.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : August 26, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 26, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease||Behavioral: Balance training program||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||46 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||A Randomized Controlled Trial of Balance Training in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease|
|Study Start Date :||August 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||September 2012|
Experimental: Balance Training
The treatment group will complete a specific balance training program in addition to conventional pulmonary rehabilitation.
Behavioral: Balance training program
Training will consist of 30 minute sessions 3 times/week for 6 weeks in keeping with best practice guidelines for older adults. Sessions will be supervised by physical therapists, using a circuit training approach with different stations designed to target specific areas of impairment. Participants will work through stations in a group setting; however, will receive individualized exercise prescription regarding level of difficulty and exercise progression.
No Intervention: Usual care
The control group will undergo the usual pulmonary rehabilitation program offered at our centre with no additional balance training classes.
- Berg Balance Scale [ Time Frame: All outcomes will be assessed upon admission to pulmonary rehabilitation (baseline) and again upon completion of the program, an expected average of 6 weeks from baseline. ]
- Balance Evaluation Systems Test [ Time Frame: At baseline and 6 weeks. ]
- Balance confidence/falls self-efficacy [ Time Frame: At baseline and 6 weeks. ]
- Functional strength [ Time Frame: At baseline and 6 weeks. ]
- Self-reported physical function [ Time Frame: At baseline and 6 weeks. ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01424098
|Contact: Marla K Beauchamp, MSc.PT||416-243-3600 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|West Park Healthcare Centre||Recruiting|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6M2J5|
|Contact: Marla K Beauchamp, MSc.PT 416-243-3600 ext 3665 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Dina Brooks, PhD||University of Toronto|
|Principal Investigator:||Roger S Goldstein, MD||West Park Healthcare Centre|
|Study Chair:||Marla K Beauchamp, MSc.PT||University of Toronto|
|Study Chair:||Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, PhD||West Park Healthcare Centre|