Influence of Regular Physical Activity on Sleep in Patients With COPD and Idiopathic Lung Fibrosis

  • End date
    Nov 1, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain
Updated on 28 October 2021
pulmonary disease
idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis


The study looked at whether regular physical activity can influence sleep duration, sleep quality and/or anxiety in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

The link between exercise and sleep has already been observed in the literature, but the impact of exercise on sleep is poorly understood. The question is how important is the influence of regular physical activity on sleep, anxiety and depression in patients with COPD or IPF.


Patients will be selected in two ways:

  1. Intervention group: patients with COPD or idiopathic fibrosis following rehabilitation program in our center, who meet the inclusion criteria will be invited to participate in the survey and answer the questionnaires during the first week and again eight weeks after the start of the rehabilitation program.
  2. Control group: patients with COPD or idiopathic fibrosis who do not perform any regular physical activity will be invited to participate in the survey and answer the questionnaires.

The questionnaires are validated and the time allowed for completion is 45 minutes. The questionnaires will assess sleep quality, anxiety and symptoms of depression.

Condition Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), lung fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis
Treatment Intervention group
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05087017
SponsorCliniques universitaires Saint-Luc- Université Catholique de Louvain
Last Modified on28 October 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Patients with COPD
Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Patients who can read and write in French
Patients who agree to participate in research and sign the informed consent form
Patients who participated of our rehabilitation program or Patients who do not do any regular exercise activity

Exclusion Criteria

Regular use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure devices (CPAP)
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