Clinical Trial

Training of Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Study Description

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.


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No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only Recruiting patients only

intervention -1-leg cycle training

partitioned aerobic exercise training

usual care - 2-leg cycle training

conventional aerobic exercise training

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Randomized Controlled Trial of Partitioned Aerobic Exercise Training of Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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