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Effects of Regular Exercise on Adult Asthma

2014-07-24 14:37:03 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of regular exercise on physical fitness, asthma control, and quality of life among adult asthmatics.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Asthma

Intervention

Exercise

Location

Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research, University of Oulu
Oulu
Finland
90014

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Oulu

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:37:03-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Asthma attacks following a period of exercise. Usually the induced attack is short-lived and regresses spontaneously. The magnitude of postexertional airway obstruction is strongly influenced by the environment in which exercise is performed (i.e. inhalation of cold air during physical exertion markedly augments the severity of the airway obstruction; conversely, warm humid air blunts or abolishes it).

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.

A chromone complex that acts by inhibiting the release of chemical mediators from sensitized mast cells. It is used in the prophylactic treatment of both allergic and exercise-induced asthma, but does not affect an established asthmatic attack.

Tapering-off physical activity from vigorous to light, to gradually return the body to pre-exercise condition and metabolic state.

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