Use of E-health Based Exercise Intervention After COVID-19
Reduced subjective and objective functional capacity performance are reported after COVID-19 in a large proportion of subjects. The aim of this study is to examine the feasibility and effect of using an e-health tool for guidance and tracking of exercise training in a general population of adults previously infected by COVID19.
|Condition or Disease||Intervention/Treatment||Phase|
Both hospitalized and non-hospitalized persons who have undergone extensive multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programs report significantly improved physical function after rehabilitation. Exercise training may be the key intervention to improve fitness and subjective complaints such as fatigue, low physical fitness and dyspnea after COVID-19 infection. However, traditional group-based exercise training or self-training programs at fitness centers have been shut down during pandemic, and home-based interventions are warranted. To overcome the limitations and costs of a fitness center/personal trainer-based intervention study, more knowledge on the effectiveness and efficacy of using e-Health system to recruit, train and monitor participants after illness are needed.
Arms and Interventions
|Experimental: Supervised exercise
Behavioral: Exercise training using an e-health tool
Experimental: Exercise training will be guided by suing the e-health tool MIA with the possibility for communication and messages between the participant and study personnel The participants will wearables that record heart rate. Participants will be encourage to achieve at least 100 Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) equivalents per week Control: No follow-up
|No Intervention: Control group
Primary Outcome Measures
- Estimated cardiorespiratory fitness [After 6 months intervention]
Estimated peak oxygen uptake
- Feasibilty [After 6 months intervention]
Measured as acceptability and adherence
Secondary Outcome Measures
- Lung function [After 6 months intervention]
- Sleep quality [After 6 months intervention]
objective measures of sleep quality
- Quality of life [After 6 months intervention]
Persons who have undergone COVID-19 disease
People who struggle to be physically active enough as a result of corona disease
People who experience reduced physical fitness as a result of corona disease
-- more than 100 PAI per week (calculated from self-reported activity level)
uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure) (over 200/110).
symptomatic valve failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, unstable angina, pulmonary
hypertension, heart failure and/or severe rhythm disturbances
cancer that makes participation impossible or exercise contraindicated. Considered individually in consultation with the attending physician.
chronic contagious infectious diseases.
Participates in other studies that are not compatible with participation in this project
Post-exertional symptom exacerbation (PESE)/post-exertional malaise (PEM)/post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE).
Contacts and Locations
|1||Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of medicine, Department of circulation and medical imaging,||Trondheim||Norway||7006|
Sponsors and Collaborators
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology
- University of Oslo
- Principal Investigator: Dorthe Stensvold Stensvold, Dorthe Stensvold, Professor, NTNU
Study Documents (Full-Text)None provided.