This new clinical trial, which is not yet open for participant recruitment, will test the hypothesis that home-based combined inspiratory muscular training (IMT) plus expiratory muscular training (EMT) program is effective in improving strength and endurance of the inspiratory and expiratory muscles, fatigue, exercise capacity, and quality of life (QoL) with stroke subjects.

Located at the Department of Physical Therapy, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil, the starting date for this trial is July 2015, with an estimated study completion of December 2017.


Effects of Home-based Respiratory Training After Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial


“Weakness of the respiratory muscles demonstrated by individuals with stroke, may generate important symptoms, such as fatigue and dyspnea. Since adequate strength of the inspiratory and expiratory muscles is required, mainly when performing physical activities, rehabilitation interventions for stroke subjects should include respiratory training.”