“Partitioned Training of Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lung disease that limits the ability to breathe enough for a good workout. One way to improve the exercise training is to reduce the number of muscles being trained together. By training one leg at a time, the patient does not have to breathe as much allowing each leg a better workout. Our groundwork suggests it may work in patients with IPF. This study will help decide whether one-legged exercise training is better at improving a patient's exercise endurance compared to the usual way of exercising with both legs at the same time.
intervention -1-leg cycle training
partitioned aerobic exercise training
usual care - 2-leg cycle training
conventional aerobic exercise training
Randomized Controlled Trial of Partitioned Aerobic Exercise Training of Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis