Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Patrocinadores

Patrocinador principal: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Fuente National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Resumen breve

The purpose of this study is to determine if osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is effective for persons with emphysema as a component of their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Descripción detallada

OMT sessions are designed to improve chest wall compliance and diaphragmatic function which produce an immediate positive change in pulmonary function parameters and chest wall mobility. This research project will be a significant step in expanding the understanding of the role of OMT in the treatment of chronic lung disease. It is expected to yield evidence that OMT is an important adjunctive modality that improves pulmonary function, increases exercise tolerance, relieves dyspnea, and improves quality of life in those with COPD, and that would have widespread clinical application plus significant economic benefits.

Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to receive either OMT or sham treatments once a week for 13 weeks. Outcome measures will be obtained at baseline; immediately following the first treatment; at 4, 8, and 12 weeks after initiation of treatment; and 4 weeks after termination of the treatment. Outcome variables include pulmonary function tests; quality-of-life questionnaires (including emotional functioning, fatigue, and dyspnea); and measurements of exercise tolerance and chest wall mobility.

Estado general Completed
Fecha de inicio April 2001
Fecha de Terminación March 2002
Fase Phase 2
Tipo de estudio Interventional
Condición
Intervención

Tipo de intervención: Procedure

Nombre de intervención: osteopathic manipulative treatment

Elegibilidad

Género: All

Edad mínima: N/A

Edad máxima: N/A

Voluntarios Saludables: No

Oficial general
Apellido Papel Afiliación
Donald R. Noll Principal Investigator Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ubicación
Instalaciones: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ubicacion Paises

United States

Fecha de verificación

July 2006

Palabras clave
Tiene acceso ampliado No
Condición Examinar
Información de diseño del estudio

Asignación: Randomized

Propósito primario: Treatment

Fuente: ClinicalTrials.gov