Advertisement

Topics

To Determine if a Lower Extremity Strengthening Program Improve Quadriceps Muscle Strength

2014-07-23 21:09:55 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine if a lower extremity strengthening program as part of pulmonary rehabilitation will improve quadriceps muscle strength, endurance and functional status as well as overall quality of life.

Hypothesis:

1. Lower extremity resistance training as part of a pulmonary rehabilitation program will improve quadriceps strength, endurance and functional capacity.

2. Lower extremity resistance training as part of a pulmonary rehabilitation program will improve quality of life in patients awaiting lung transplant.

Description

Objectives:

1. To determine if a lower extremity strengthening program as part of pulmonary rehabilitation is effective at increasing quadriceps strength when measured with a hand held dynamometer.

2. To determine the effectiveness of a lower extremity strengthening program as part of pulmonary rehabilitation for improving endurance and functional capacity as measured by the six minute walk test.

3. To determine if the lower extremity strengthening program as part of pulmonary rehabilitation improves overall quality of life as measured by the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire.

4. To provide a basic framework for a larger randomized control study evaluating if a lower extremity strengthening program as part of a pulmonary rehabilitation program is more effective than a pulmonary rehabilitation program alone at improving quadriceps strength, endurance, and functional level.

Study Design

Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Pulmonary Disease

Intervention

Exercise

Location

The University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago
Illinois
United States
60637

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

University of Chicago

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:55-0400

Clinical Trials [3033 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

The Early Recognition of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

The early detection of pulmonary arterial hypertension may help to improve prognosis of the disease. It is assumed that in the early stages of pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary ar...

Early Therapy of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Exercise-induced increase of the pulmonary arterial pressure may be an early sign of pulmonary arterial hypertension. It has been shown that patients with normal pulmonary arterial pressur...

The Efficacy of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise in Home Care for the Non-invasive Ventilator-dependent Elderly With COPD

Pulmonary rehabilitation exercise is beneficial for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, merely 30% patients know how to do the exercise correctly. There...

Innovation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of exercise treatment combined with breathing retraining (a computerized feedback program), with exercise treatment combined with heliox...

Exercise and Respiratory Therapy in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis / Collagenosis and Pulmonary Hypertension

In Patients with rheumatic disease exercise training is a well established element of therapy. In contrast patients with severe pulmonary hypertension are advised to avoid physical exertio...

PubMed Articles [17931 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Diagnostic Performance of Pulmonary Capacitance at Rest and During Exercise in Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Reliable markers of early disease are needed in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). As measures of the contribution of abnormal vascular compliance to overall vascular resistance, resting and exerc...

Influence of Disease Severity and Exercise Limitation on Exercise Training Intensity and Load and Health Benefits From Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COPD: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY.

Some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) fail to achieve health benefits with pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). Exercise intensity and load represent stimulus for adaptation but it...

Diagnosis and Significance of Pulmonary Microvascular Disease in Diabetes.

To determine whether pulmonary microvascular disease is detectable in subjects with diabetes and associated with diminished exercise capacity using a novel echocardiographic marker quantifying the pul...

Pulmonary Vascular Function and Aerobic Exercise Capacity at Moderate Altitude.

There has been suggestion that a greater "pulmonary vascular reserve" defined by a low pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and a high lung diffusing capacity (DL) allow for a superior aerobic exercise...

Exploring the Views of Individuals With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on the Use of Rollators: A QUALITATIVE STUDY.

Although it has been well documented that the progressive exercise limitation associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can be helped with an assistive device, such as a rollator, many ind...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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.

Hypertrophy and dilation of the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart that is caused by PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. This condition is often associated with pulmonary parenchymal or vascular diseases, such as CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE and PULMONARY EMBOLISM.

The exercise capacity of an individual as measured by endurance (maximal exercise duration and/or maximal attained work load) during an EXERCISE TEST.

Excessive accumulation of extravascular fluid in the lung, an indication of a serious underlying disease or disorder. Pulmonary edema prevents efficient PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE in the PULMONARY ALVEOLI, and can be life-threatening.

A PULMONARY ALVEOLI-filling disease, characterized by dense phospholipoproteinaceous deposits in the alveoli, cough, and DYSPNEA. This disease is often related to, congenital or acquired, impaired processing of PULMONARY SURFACTANTS by alveolar macrophages, a process dependent on GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR.

More From BioPortfolio on "To Determine if a Lower Extremity Strengthening Program Improve Quadriceps Muscle Strength"

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Relevant Topics

Pulmonary
Pulmonary relating to or associated with the lungs eg Asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Influenza,  Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sleep Disorders etc Follow and track Lung Cancer News ...

Rheumatology
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...

Respiratory
Asthma COPD Cystic Fibrosis Pneumonia Pulmonary Medicine Respiratory Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are any infection of the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs.  They're usually caused by viruses, but they can also ...


Searches Linking to this Trial