Impact of Customized Respiratory Training on Cardiopulmonary Function in Parkison's Disease

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Apr 1, 2023
  • participants needed
    40
  • sponsor
    University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Updated on 1 July 2022

Summary

People with PD have lower cardiopulmonary function than their age matched peers. This decline can further impair a person's ability to participate in exercise and daily activities.

Furthermore, the limitations in cardiopulmonary function can have a severe impact on mortality. There is evidence indicating the positive changes IMT can have on cardiopulmonary function in people with PD. Through intensive daily exercise people with PD have shown improvements in maximum inspiratory pressure and maximum expiratory pressure though detraining does occur when the intervention is not continued. The purpose of the proposed study is to determine if improvements in expiratory muscle strength can be maintained with a maintenance inspiratory muscle training program. The hypothesis is that there will be a significant change from baseline at the three and six month follow ups.

Description

Testers will complete the following outcome measures at the pretest: height, weight, maximum inspiratory pressure, maximum expiratory pressure, heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, six-minute walk test, and Fatigue Impact Scale in person.17,18 Participants, and caregivers if necessary, will be educated on how to complete the intensive IMT program. The dosage will be IMT 3 times/day for 20 repetitions each with resistance set at 30% of baseline maximum for 12 weeks. This training will occur at home.

Participants will record daily their completion of the intensive IMT. Investigators will contact participants weekly for follow-up of compliance and questions. Participants will be contacted either through email, text, or phone call, depending on their preference.

After 12 weeks of intensive IMT training, the investigators will complete the first posttest which will include the following assessments: maximum inspiratory pressure, maximum expiratory pressure, heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, six-minute walk test, and fatiguability scale in person.

Participants, and caregivers if necessary, will be educated on the maintenance IMT program. The dosage for the maintenance program will be 33% of their intensive IMT program, which will result in IMT 1 time/day for 20 repetitions with resistance set at 30% of baseline maximum at the first posttest. The participants will continue the maintenance program for 12 more weeks.

Participants will record daily their completion of the maintenance IMT program. Investigators will contact participants weekly for follow-up of compliance and questions. Participants will be contacted either through email, text, or phone call, depending on their preference.

After the 12 weeks of maintenance IMT, the investigators will complete the second posttest which will include the following assessments: maximum inspiratory pressure, maximum expiratory pressure, heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, six-minute walk test, and fatiguability scale in person.

The participants will receive a $50 Amazon gift card upon the completion of second posttest. The participants will also be allowed to keep their IMT devices for continued use.

Details
Condition Parkinson Disease
Treatment inspiratory muscle training
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05287243
SponsorUniversity of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Last Modified on1 July 2022

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

physician's diagnosis of Parkinson's disease

Exclusion Criteria

people who are actively smoking, have a pacemaker, recent diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchial asthma, active pulmonary disease within 1 month, or hospitalization within 2 months of time of study
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact

site

0/250

Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider

Loading...

Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 

 • 

Private

Reply by • Private
Loading...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.
Loading...

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note