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This is a 16 week exercise training program for people with severe to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of this study is to find out if performing strength training prior to initiating exercise training on a stationary bicycle is associated with greater gains in functional status than bicycle training alone or concurrent bicycle and strength training together.
Volunteers are randomly assigned to one of three groups: 1). 8 weeks of resistance (strength) training followed by 8 weeks of bicycle exercise training, 2). 8 weeks of chair exercise followed by 8 weeks of resistance (strength) training and bicycle exercise training, or 3). 8 weeks of chair exercise followed by 8 weeks of bicycle exercise training. The length of the training is 16 weeks for all 3 groups. Volunteers train 3 days per week in our lab located in the Chicagoland area and are supervised by an exercise specialist.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Resistance training, Aerobic training
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:57-0400
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COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
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