The Prescriptive Validity of a Novel Fall Risk Clinical Prediction Rule for People With COPD

  • STATUS
    Not Recruiting
  • participants needed
    88
  • sponsor
    Texas Woman's University
Updated on 25 May 2022

Summary

This study has 3 objectives: (1) demonstrate the effectiveness of balance training for people with COPD, (2) determine which patients with COPD respond best to balance training, and (3) calculate clinically meaningful changes in balance for patients with COPD.

Description

After receiving a detailed explanation of the study, including its risks and benefits, and providing informed consent, patients will be screened for eligibility criteria during a single 75-minute evaluation for participation in a physical therapy based pulmonary rehabilitation program. Those meeting eligibility criteria will be randomly assigned in blocks of four (by clinical site) in a single-blind manner (patients) in a 1:1 ratio to either balance training or a breathing and stretching exercise program. Both groups will receive respiratory muscle stretch exercises, aerobic exercise, strength training, and fall prevention education. The intervention phase will last 8 weeks, with patients being seen 3 times per week for 75 minute sessions supervised by a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

Details
Condition Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Treatment Balance training, Breathing and Stretching Exercises
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05173532
SponsorTexas Woman's University
Last Modified on25 May 2022

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