Quantitative analysis of postural control of COPD patients during activities of daily living (ATTRACTION): a study protocol
Keywords:Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, physical examination, postural balance, rehabilitation
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common respiratory disease and is associated with the presence of numerous comorbidities. Among these, impaired postural control has been reported to be common in this population. However, postural control has not been extensively studied in tasks of daily living in this population. Novel solutions for postural control assessment exist, like the quantitative motion analysis, which has demonstrated to be a robust and accurate tool.
Objective: the main aim of this study is to characterize the postural control of COPD patients during tasks of daily living compared to that of control subjects using quantitative motion analysis. The secondary aims of this study are to examine the associations between postural control variables of interest and various clinical factors and to investigate the utility of the modified Glittre-ADL for the clinical assessment of postural control in daily task.
Method: A case-control study will be conducted with a group of sixteen COPD patients and a control group of sixteen participants. Quantitative movement analysis will be used to assess postural control during a modified Glittre-ADL test (incorporating tasks of daily living) and timed-up-and-go tests (under normal and dual-task conditions). Clinical factors (e.g., dyspnea, pain, inspiratory muscle strength, falls, fear of falling, etc.) will also be assessed.
Discussion: ATTRACTION will be the first study to propose the assessment of postural control in various daily living tasks in COPD patients using quantitative movement analysis and has the potential to precise the relation between postural control and several clinical factors.
Trials registration: ATTRACTION study was registered on ClinicalTrials.gov under the number NCT05211674.
Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, physical examination, postural balance, rehabilitation
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