Resistance Training Exercise Using the Swiss Ball in Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Federal University of São Paulo

Status

Completed

Conditions

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Treatments

Other: Drug treatment
Other: Exercise

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01351311
FDAAAMC

Details and patient eligibility

About

The aim of the present study is to assess the effectiveness of resistance training with swiss ball in the treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Full description

A randomized, controlled, single-blind, prospective trial being conducted involving 54 patients with ankylosing spondylitis, selected from outpatient clinics - UNIFESP. They will be randomized in intervention group (n = 27) conduct training for muscle strengthening with the aid of the Swiss ball and in the control group (n = 27) did not undergo any intervention. Eight exercises will be conducted with intent to engage all muscle groups.

Enrollment

60 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 60 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Patients with established diagnosis of AS steinbrocker functional class I-II
  • Basic medication stable for at least three months
  • Agreed to participate and signed term of informed consent

Exclusion criteria

  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Coronary artery disease
  • History of revascularization
  • History of syncope or arrhythmias induced by exercise
  • Decompensated diabetes mellitus
  • Severe psychiatric illness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Another medical condition more disabling than AS
  • History of exercise regular (at least 30 minutes 2 times per week)

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

60 participants in 2 patient groups

Exercise Group
Experimental group
Description:
Resistance exercise with swiss ball and drug treatment
Treatment:
Other: Exercise
Control Group
Other group
Description:
Drug treatment
Treatment:
Other: Drug treatment

Trial contacts and locations

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