Covid-19 Virtual Recovery Study

  • End date
    Mar 1, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Mayo Clinic
Updated on 18 June 2022
Accepts healthy volunteers


The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of respiratory muscle training (RMT) and nasal breathing on patients who have been infected with the SARS-CoV2 virus and continue to have lingering symptoms.


This study will be conducted virtually and will be completed at home using a cell phone application. Study participation involves the use of a RMT device, and/or nasal breathing. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the impact of RMT and nasal breathing on chronic symptoms of COVID-19 in patients that have recovered from SARS-CoV2.

Subjects that have tested positive for the SARS-CoV2 infection and have completed a 14 to 30 day quarantine will be recruited.The RMT device will be used up to 2 times a day at a moderate intensity for 2 or 3 sets of 10 or 15 repetitions. Additionally, 2 sets of 10 nasal breathing techniques will be performed twice a day without the RMT device.

Subjects will complete several surveys examining symptoms, physical activity, cognitive function, and quality of life at baseline, 2 weeks, and 4 weeks. Subjects will also perform phonation (speaking/speech sounds) and sit to stand tests at baseline, 2 weeks, and 4 weeks. All data will be collected through the use of a cell phone application. The cell phone application will also provide subjects with the proper RMT protocol. Additionally, subjects will receive coaching and instructions on how to use the breathing device, as well as instructions on how to complete the phonation and sit to stand test.

Condition Covid19
Treatment Strength RMT, Strength RMT and nasal breathing, Endurance RMT, Endurance RMT and nasal breathing, Low dose RMT
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04950725
SponsorMayo Clinic
Last Modified on18 June 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Positive test for SARS-CoV2 within the last 3 months
Smartphone user
English speaker
Age 18 or above
US resident

Exclusion Criteria

Hemodynamic instability
Contraindications or inability to perform RMT
Inability to navigate study questionnaires or tasks
History of kidney disease, arteriosclerosis obliterans, and high calcium levels
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