Last updated on April 2018

Effects of High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in Recent Onset Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Dermatomyositis | Polymyositis
  • Age: Between 18 - 70 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis:

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Probable or definite diagnosis polymyositis or dermatomyositis according to Bohand and Peter criteria, diagnosis duration between 4 weeks and 6 months, completed screening for possible concurrent cancer diagnosis and screening for lung involvement, able to performe the HIIT.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of inclusion body myositis, active cancer, being treated for cancer, heartor lung involvement contraindicating HIIT, no clinical improvement with medical treatment, severe osteoporosis.

Healthy controls:

Inclusion Criteria: match a patient for age and gender, exercising not more than twice a week, no neuro- or musculoskeletal disorders.

Exclusion Criteria: Ongoing treatment for cancer, cardiovascular disease contraindicating a maximal oxygen uptake test or HIIT.

Recruitment Status: Open


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