Respiratory Muscle Training in Adults With Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
General health
Online since 1 September 2023, updated 221 days ago

About this trial

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a programme based on inspiratory and expiratory muscle training to improve respiratory muscle strength, functional capacity and avoid p...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C5 - T5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    Time since injury
    4 weeks - 6 months
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C5-T5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    The design of the study is a randomised, triple-blind clinical trial with a control group. The size of the sample will be 56 participants with cervical spinal cord injury and 56 with dorsal spinal cord injury. They will be randomized in two groups: experimental or control. The experimental group will perform combined inspiratory and expiratory muscle training as part of their rehabilitation programme during 6 weeks. The control group will continue their usual treatment. Measurements will be taken at baseline, and post-intervention. The statistical analysis will be an intention-to-treat analysis, and the data processing and analysis will be carried out with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24.0 for Windows (Armonk, NY: IBM Corp.).

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Mental health

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 30 Aug 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of Castilla-La Mancha
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 30 Aug 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of Castilla-La Mancha

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more