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Effect of a Hybrid Rehabilitation Program on Walking, Quality of Life & Cardiovascular Risk in People With PAD (HY-PAD)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03649204
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 28, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 12, 2024
AFP Innovation Fund
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation

Brief Summary:

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a disabling condition, affects 800,000 Canadians. People with PAD suffer from poor quality of life due to leg pain, which makes walking difficult. They also have a high risk of heart disease. In November of 2017, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) launched Canada's first specific walking rehabilitation and cardiovascular risk reduction program dedicated to patients with PAD.

An on-site, supervised exercise program to improve walking endurance and quality of life in PAD has been shown to be successful. However many patients are not able to participate in the on-site program due to barriers such as transportation, parking, or other commitments. Recently, a home-based walking program has also been shown to significantly improve walking endurance and quality of life among people with PAD. It was decided that a hybrid program, that has a short on-site program followed by a home-based program may allow more patients to participate and have the highest chance of success.

The goal is to develop a new hybrid program for medical care in PAD patients in order to: (a) improve their walking distance, (b) improve their quality of life and (c) improve their cardiovascular risk.

As part of this study the investigators will enrol 25 participants with PAD. Participants will be studied at baseline (before their first on-site class) and at 3 month follow up (after their last home program phone call).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Peripheral Arterial Disease Behavioral: HY-PAD

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 25 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effect of a Hybrid Rehabilitation Program on Walking, Quality of Life and Cardiovascular Risk in People With Peripheral Arterial Disease (HY-PAD): A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Actual Study Start Date : July 9, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 1, 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 1, 2024

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Intervention Details:
  • Behavioral: HY-PAD
    Hybrid intervention that includes supervised on-site and home-based components in people with PAD

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 6MWT [ Time Frame: at 3 month follow up ]
    Improvements (increase) in 6 minute walk test total walking distance (meters) after 3 months

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Improvements in quality of life [ Time Frame: at 3 month follow up ]
    Improvement (increase) in accelerometer-measurement MVPA (meters/week), and Improvements in total claudicant distance (meters)

  2. improvements in Walking Impairment Questionnaire [ Time Frame: at 3 month follow up ]
    Increase in WIQ (Walking Impairment Questionnaire) scores Responses are ranked on a scale of 0 to 4, (0=unable to do, 4=no difficulty)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants who enroll in the UOHI PAD walking program

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Intermittent claudication with PAD documented by:

    • ABI ≤0.90 or >1.40;(14) or
    • Anatomic evidence of lower extremity arterial stenosis ≥50% (by lower extremity angiography, CT angiography, MR angiography or ultrasound)
  • Ability to participate in the study (ability to walk)
  • Willingness to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • They have had previous lower extremity amputation
  • They are unable to walk
  • They have critical limb ischemia or open lower extremity wounds.
  • Patient is unable to read and understand English or French
  • Patient is unable, in the opinion of the qualified investigator or referring physician, to comprehend and participate in the exercise intervention.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03649204

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Contact: Alexandra Dicks 613-696-7000 ext 19539
Contact: Lilly Jean-Pierre

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Canada, Ontario
University of Ottawa Heart Institute Recruiting
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4W7
Contact: Alexandra Dicks    613-696-7000   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation
AFP Innovation Fund
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Principal Investigator: Thais Coutinho, MD Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation
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Responsible Party: Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation Identifier: NCT03649204    
Other Study ID Numbers: 774
First Posted: August 28, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 12, 2024
Last Verified: February 2024

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases