Effect of Acu-Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on Post-Exercise Expiratory Flow Rate in Subjects With Asthma

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Asthma

Treatments

Device: placebo
Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00824642
CRE-2004.362

Details and patient eligibility

About

The objective of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of Acu-TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation applied on acupoints) on the post- exercise expiratory flow rate and exercise performance on the subjects with exercise.

Enrollment

30 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Clinical diagnosis with asthma attending regular follow up at respiratory clinic

Exclusion criteria

  • Allergic to gel
  • Suffered from other neurological or cardiovascular or musculoskeletal disorders that may affect their exercise performance
  • Suffered from upper respiratory tract infection prior to the study

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

30 participants in 3 patient groups, including a placebo group

Group 1
Experimental group
Description:
Applied Acu-TENS prior to exercise
Treatment:
Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Group 2
Experimental group
Description:
Applied Acu-TENS prior to and during exercise
Treatment:
Device: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
Group 3
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Applied placebo TENS prior to exercise
Treatment:
Device: placebo

Trial contacts and locations

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