Effects of Respiratory Muscle Training in People Who Have Had COVID-19 Disease

  • End date
    Jul 30, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Updated on 6 October 2021


The main objective of the present study is to observe the short-term effects of respiratory muscle training applied by telerehabilitation on quality of life and exercise tolerance in people who have had the COVID-19 disease. As secondary objectives, the effects on respiratory muscles strength/tolerance, pulmonary function and psychological and cognitive factors.


It is a double-blind randomized clinical trial study. Each participant will be randomly assigned to one of the following groups: 1) Inspiratory muscle training, 2) Placebo Inspiratory muscle training, 3) Inspiratory muscle training + Expiratory muscle training, 4) Placebo Inspiratory muscle training + Expiratory muscle training.

Each exercise training program will be applied twice per day 7 sessions per week during 8 weeks by a threshold device. The evening sessions will be supervised by a physiotherapist through a virtual platform.

Participants received baseline assessments at the beginning of the intervention, at the end of the 4th week, and post-intervention assessments at the end of the 8th week.

Condition Psychologist, Breathing Exercises, Pulmonary Function Test, Quality of life, COVID19, respiratory muscle training, breathing exercise, pulmonary function tests, lung function, lung function tests, quality-of-life
Treatment Inspiratory muscle training group, Inspiratory muscle training placebo group, Inspiratory + expiratory muscle training group, Inspiratory + expiratory muscle training placebo group
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04734561
SponsorUniversidad Complutense de Madrid
Last Modified on6 October 2021

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