Telerehabilitation in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Updated on 23 March 2022


It is to determine the effectiveness of different telerehabilitation exercise programs received to 2 groups randomly formed in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients. The cases meeting the inclusion criteria will be randomized and divided into two groups, the groups will be named as Telerehabilitation Exercise Group (TGr) and Video Group (VGr).


Patients diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by a chest diseases specialist and referred to pulmonary rehabilitation will be included in the study. The cases meeting the inclusion criteria will be randomized and divided into two groups, the groups will be named as Telerehabilitation Exercise Group (TGr) and Video Group (VGr). TGr will be given online exercises, synchronized 2 days a week, and a home program for 1 day, accompanied by a physiotherapist, via videoconference on the group smartphone. As for the VGr group, after 1 session of online simultaneous exercise training in the company of a physiotherapist via videoconference on the smart phone, an exercise video including the exercises will be sent to them and the patients will be asked to do their exercises 3 days a week. The subjects will be asked to keep an exercise diary and the status of the diaries will be followed by calling them once a week. The exercise period will be 8 weeks for both groups.

Condition IPF
Treatment Telerehabilitation exercise program, Videobased exercise program
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05190211
SponsorIstanbul Medipol University Hospital
Last Modified on23 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Being between the ages of 18-75
Having a diagnosis of IPF disease diagnosed according to the following clinical diagnostic criteria according to the American Thoracic and European Respiratory Societies (ATS-ERS)
Presence of dyspnea on exertion
Stable clinical state at the time of admission without infection or exacerbation in the previous 4 weeks

Exclusion Criteria

Patients with severe comorbid diseases, unstable coronary artery disease, collagen vascular diseases and needing high flow oxygen therapy (˃ 3-4 L \min)
A history of effort-related syncope or any comorbidity (such as severe orthopedic or neurological deficits or unstable heart disease) that precludes exercise training
Participation in a pulmonary rehabilitation program within the past 12 months
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