Study Overview

Details

NCTId: NCT03729986

Status: Completed

Condition: Accessory Muscle

Study Type: Observational

Sponsor: National Taiwan University Hospital

Study Description

Brief

Whether minimizing sternocleidomastoid (SCM) activation in supine position would increase diaphragm activation during loaded inspiratory muscle tests remains to be determined. Therefore, the purpose is to exam diaphragm and SCM activation during loaded inspiratory muscle tests in sitting and supine position in healthy adults.

Detailed

Inspiratory muscle training usually performed in the upright sitting position. In healthy individuals, sternocleidomastoid (SCM) is rarely recruited during tidal breathing, but previous studies have demonstrated SCM activation during loaded inspiratory muscle tests in upright sitting position. Whether minimizing SCM activation in supine position would increase diaphragm activation during loaded inspiratory muscle tests remains to be determined. Therefore, the purpose is to exam diaphragm and SCM activation during loaded inspiratory muscle tests in sitting and supine position in healthy adults.

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

age > 20 years old
without exercise habit (any exercise that less than 3 days/week)
can cooperate with the measurements of this study

Exclusion Criteria:

any clinical diagnosis that will influence the measurement, including any history of neuromyopathy
angina, acute myocardial infarction in the previous one month
pregnancy
participated in inspiratory muscle training program in the previous three months
any psychiatric or cognitive disorders, for example: Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) < 24, that will disturb the communication and cooperation of the study

Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Gender: All

Min Age: 20 Years

Contacts

School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy of National Taiwan University

Taipei

Zhongzheng Dist

100

Taiwan

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