Effects of a 4-week Acu-Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Acu-TENS) Program on Subjects With Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Treatments

Device: Acu-TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00971490
CRE-2007.158-T

Details and patient eligibility

About

The objectives of this study are to investigate the effectiveness of Acu-TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation applied on acupoints) on lung functions and quality of life and to explore the associated underlying mechanisms in subjects with COPD.

Enrollment

30 patients

Sex

All

Ages

50+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

clinical diagnosis with COPD

Exclusion criteria

  • allergic to gel
  • unable to perform spirometry
  • unable to communicate
  • no history of infection or exacerbation of respiratory symptoms

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Quadruple Blind

30 participants in 3 patient groups, including a placebo group

Group 1
Experimental group
Treatment:
Device: Acu-TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
Group 2
Placebo Comparator group
Treatment:
Device: Acu-TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
Group 3
Sham Comparator group
Treatment:
Device: Acu-TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)

Trial contacts and locations

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