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Comparison of PR Efficiency in Home-based With Hospital-based PR in Bronchiectasis

Study Purpose

The investigators aimed to compare the home-based Pulmonary Rehabilitation with the hospital-based pulmonary rehabilitation in terms of pulmonary rehabilitation efficiency in patient with bronchiectasis.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 18 Years - 75 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Between the ages of 18-70.
  • - Patients signing informed consent form.
  • - Bronchiectasis patients in the stable phase who were diagnosed with High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT).

Exclusion Criteria:

- Decompensated heart failure, uncontrolled hypertension (Systolic Blood Pressure> 200, Diastolic Blood Pressure> 110), - Additional diseases that may prevent exercise, - To be regularly exercising regularly

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

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Istanbul Medipol University Hospital
Principal Investigator

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Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

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Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Turkey

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Lung Diseases, Lung Diseases, Interstitial
Additional Details

While the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been well-documented, there have been only a limited number of studies investigating the efficacy of PR in patients with bronchiectasis. Some of these studies have reported positive effects of PR also in bronchiectasis patients, but have underlined the need for additional studies including larger patient groups to define PR indications, and to ensure that exercise protocols are specific for this patient group. There are many PR organizational types, such as hospital-based, telephone-mentoring with home-based or tele monitorization programs. Hospital-based supervised programs are time-consuming and costly practices. For this reason, there is a need for further studies on the effectiveness and benefits of unsupervised programs. In this study, we will compare unsupervised home-based PR and supervised hospital-based PR in terms of pulmonary rehabilitation effectiveness. The pulmonary function tests, dyspnea perception, quality of life and exercise capacity assessments will performed before and after pulmonary rehabilitation.

Arms & Interventions


Experimental: Hospital-based group

2 months hospital-based pulmonary rehabilitation program

Experimental: Home-based group

2 months home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program


Other: - Hospital-based pulmonary rehabilitation

The patients who undergo two days pulmonary rehabilitation under supervision in our clinic and three days a week at home during two months will taken as hospital group. The exercises include breathing exercises, treadmill (15sc), cycle training (15sc), arm ergometer training (15sc), peripheral muscle training and stretching exercises with free weights.

Other: - Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation

The patients who follow a home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program for two months comprising breathing exercises, training in chest hygiene techniques, peripheral muscle strengthening training and self-walking for 5 days in a week for two months. An exercise follow-up form will give to the patients to record their daily exercises. A similar form will fill by physiotherapist once a week during phone call.

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International Sites

Yedikule Chest Disease Hospital, Istanbul, Zeytinburnu, Turkey




Yedikule Chest Disease Hospital

Istanbul, Zeytinburnu, 34200

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