Respiratory Muscle Strength in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

  • End date
    Sep 30, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Istanbul Medipol University Hospital
Updated on 5 December 2021
pulmonary rehabilitation
idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Accepts healthy volunteers


Respiratory muscle strength, dyspnea perception, physical activity and quality of life measurements will be performed and groups will be compared in two groups consisting of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis referred to pulmonary rehabilitation clinic and healthy volunteers in similar age range.


The patients who have agreed to participate in the study from patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis referred to the center of pulmonary rehabilitation from the interstitial lung disease polyclinic will be included in the study. In addition, a healthy adult control group will be established from similar age groups. The two groups will be compared in terms of outcome measures.The study outcome measurements are maximum inspiratory/expiratory muscle strength , international physical activity questionaire, modified Medical Research Council dyspnea scale, Short form 36 quality of lide questionaire, fatigue severity scale, six minute walking test.

Condition Pulmonary Fibrosis, usual interstitial pneumonia, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Treatment no intervention - cross-sectional observational only
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03588260
SponsorIstanbul Medipol University Hospital
Last Modified on5 December 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Between the ages of 18-70
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Patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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Patients who use steroids for less than 1 year
The patient does not want to participate in the study
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