Effectiveness of a Preoperative Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in Patients Awaiting Lung Resection
Lung Cancer
Conditions: Keywords
Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Lung Cancer Resection, Video-assisted thoracic surgery, Exercise tolerance, Quality of life
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Type: Behavioral
Overall Status
The purpose of this study is to establish the effectiveness of a preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation program in patients awaiting lung resection for lung cancer by Video-assisted thoracic surgery in order to improve exercise tolerance and quality of life. The investigators hypothesized that a pulmonary rehabilitation program including both endurance and strength training may improve exercise tolerance and quality of life measured with a submaximal exercise test and a quality of life questionnaire respectively.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis confirmed or suspected of lung cancer (either primary or metastatic)

- Be on the waiting list for lung resection by Video-assisted thoracic surgery

- Present at least one of the next conditions: Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV1)<80% of predicted and/or Body Mass Index > 30 or/and >80 years old and/or two or more comorbidities (Arterial Hypertension, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Coronary Disease, Diabetes, Renal Failure and/or cancer.

- No smoking at the time of recruitment

- Signed Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

- Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy in the previous 6 months before the Rehabilitation program.

- Thoracotomies or pneumonectomies.
Complejo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña
A Coruña, Spain
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Raquel Sebio, Physiotherapist - +35981167000 - raquel.sebio@udc.es
Start Date
October 2013
Completion Date
December 2015
Universidade da Coruña
Universidade da Coruña
Record processing date
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