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Does Pulmonary Daoyin of China Give Additional Benefit Over Usual Therapy in Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

2014-07-23 22:00:36 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to compare the exercise capacity and pulmonary function test parameters of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients who underwent usual care with and without pulmonary daoyin therapy of China in community.

Description

This is a multicenter, randomized, none-blind, controlled study to evaluate the effect of pulmonary daoyin therapy in moderate to very severe COPD subjects. Following a 14 day run-in period, approximately 464 subjects will be randomly assigned to none-blind treatment for 3 months. The primary measure of efficacy is the Exercise Capacity (6MWD) and spirometric values (e.g. FEV1). Secondary efficacy measures include Dyspnea (MMRC), Quality of life (CAT,SF-36), frequency of exacerbations. Safety will be assessed through the collection of adverse events. There will be a total of 4 study visits (randomization, and after 1,2,3 months of treatment).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

Intervention

Pulmonary daoyin therapy of China, usual care

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T22:00:36-0400

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