Prospective Intervention Study to Improve HRQoL and Exercise Tolerance After Lung Transplantation (Ergo-LTx)
A prospective, interventional rehabilitation program was initiated to improve exercise capacity and psychosocial functioning in patients after lung transplantation (LTx) and to evaluate long-term effects on health-related quality of life (HRQoL).
Study subjects were randomized to either intervention or to control group and were followed with regular cardiopulmonary exercise testings and HRQoL measurements (SF-36) for 36±3 months after LTx. Patient characteristics did not differ concerning age, gender, and diagnosis at study entry. IG patients received regular psychosocial support and performed a home-based supervised ergometer training program. CG patients were recommended to perform regular exercising.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
exercise training; psychosocial support
Active, not recruiting
Hannover Medical School
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00753155
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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Financial support for training including both student stipends and loans and training grants to institutions.
A type of strength-building exercise program that requires the body muscle to exert a force against some form of resistance, such as weight, stretch bands, water, or immovable objects. Resistance exercise is a combination of static and dynamic contractions involving shortening and lengthening of skeletal muscles.
The exercise capacity of an individual as measured by endurance (maximal exercise duration and/or maximal attained work load) during an EXERCISE TEST.
Controlled physical activity, more strenuous than at rest, which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used. The intensity of exercise is often graded, using criteria such as rate of work done, oxygen consumption, and heart rate.
Physical Education And Training
Instructional programs in the care and development of the body, often in schools. The concept does not include prescribed exercises, which is EXERCISE THERAPY.
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