There are about 80 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Cyprus. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
In daily life, stiletto heeled shoes which are popularly preferred by women have different heel heights. This study aims to investigate the effects of these differences on balance, muscular endurance and functional skills. Heel heights were chosen as 4 and 10 cm. Other features of shoes (stiletto type/colour etc.) will be same. The tests will be randomly done barefoot, 10 cm, and 4cm shoes.
It is of utmost importance to determine the individual upper limits in the recommended exercises for increasing the level of physical activity and for developing the cardiovascular system. Cardiovascular exercise tests are used in determining the exercise capacity and performance. Cardiovascular exercise tests allow maximal and submaximal loadings to determine the person's body temperature, oxygen consumption, fatigue, interpretation of cardiac responses, and exercise capacity. Thermal equilibrium is achieved by the activation or inhibition of autonomic and behavioral thermocouples in order to generate, dissipate or protect heat. These thermocouples act together and allow precise control of body temperature, which is arranged in a narrow range. Under certain conditions, such as body temperature, systemic inflammation, extreme environmental conditions, and exercise performance, it falls outside this narrow range. Metabolic heat production is 15 to 20 times greater than resting during exercise. In exercise performed under hot ambient conditions, the rate of heat production will exceed the rate of heat loss and cause it to rise rapidly before reaching a plateau. The increase due to the exhalation of body heat initiates two autonomous thermodynamics for heat dissipation: sweating and cutaneous vasodilatation. Although both mechanisms help prevent exaggerated increase in body temperature, they cause stress for the cardiovascular system. Exercise performance and level of physical activity are influenced by individual characteristics such as personality adjustment and mediocre adjustment. Adaptation is defined as adaptation under natural conditions. Robinson showed that the individual salt losses are higher in individuals who exercise in a hot environment and cannot adapt to the temperature, a decrease in both urine and sweat salt contents with temperature compliance. One research has shown that exercise performance is influenced by heat-induced muscle cramps and cardiovascular function disorders due to this significant increase in salt loss. An increase in body temperature caused by exercise can have a negative impact on exercise performance and may lead to the development of conditions associated with increased body temperature. Although many studies in literature have shown positive effects of performance of pre-exercise cold exercise on performance, there is no consensus on the use of cold applications.
The aim of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of clinical Pilates exercises applied to primary caregivers of children with special needs, flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, cardiovascular endurance, fatigue, coping attitudes and quality of life, depression and anxiety.
The primary aim of our study is to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Fullerton Advanced Balance (FAB-T) scale in individuals with osteoarthritis. The secondary aim of this study is to evaluate the responsiveness of the FAB-T scale to change in patients with osteoarthritis.
The aim of our study is to determine and compare the effects of perceptive rehabilitation against other mobilization techniques on the treatment of fibromyalgia symptoms and disability. Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to three separate groups using a random allocation software program, the three groups receiving either perceptive rehabilitation (PR-group), mobilization techniques (Mob-group), or neither (the control group, C-group).
Eating Disorders (ED) constitute a serious public health issue that affects predominantly women and appears typically in adolescence or early adulthood. ED are extremely difficult to treat as these disorders are ego-syntonic and many patients do not seek treatment. As ED are associated with significant adverse medical and psychological consequences, it is vital to focus on the development of successful prevention programs. Even though, in the last two decades significant steps have been made over the development of efficacious and effective ED prevention programs, there is room for improvement in regards to effect sizes. Prevention programs for ED to date have focussed on either reducing the pursuit of the thin ideal or on disputing and replacing unrealistic thoughts with regard to food, body and weigh. There is a growing body of evidence supporting the functional relationship between ED symptomatology and control of emotional states either by avoiding or inhibiting emotional responses. The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness and acceptability of a digital Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based prevention program in comparison to a wait-list control group for young women identified to be at risk for ED. The goals of the study were to describe the development of the AcceptME protocol and digitalized program, assess participants' feedback and the acceptability of the program, and examine the effectiveness of the ACT-based prevention program compared to a wait-list control group. This prevention program has several innovations: a) it is based on ACT theory and practices; b) it uses gamification principles to create a program appealing to adolescents; c) it targets behaviour change in individuals via helping a digital character overcome difficulties in the digitalized program.
This will be a randomised control trial designed to test the effectiveness of lactoferrin in the management of treatment-induced anemia in patients with hematological malignancies.
The aim of this study is to compare the effects of virtual and real boxing training in addition to neurodevelopmental training on cognitive status, upper extremity functions, balance and activities of daily living in hemiparetic stroke patients.
Smoking remains a global concern, especially for youth where developmentally-suited smoking cessation programs are lacking and especially among those not presenting for treatment on their own. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of an avatar-led digitalized smoking cessation intervention (Flexiquit) based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for young adult smokers at all levels of motivation to quit.
The Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health of the Cyprus University of Technology is planning a pilot study of health indicators in relation to spatially varying climatic conditions ranging from the city to the mountainous environment. The purpose of the project is to understand the effect of fluctuations in external climatic conditions on the human body temperature and metabolic biomarkers or stress hormones. Climate change phenomena such as protracted heat waves that create areas with even higher temperatures, especially in urban centers, may have a negative impact on human health. The effects may be acute for an individual with the appearance of discomfort and headaches, while chronic exposures to high air temperatures for the general population have been linked with premature mortality and cardiovascular diseases. Due to climate change that is hitting hard the Mediterranean, these temperature changes have been more and more common in Cyprus in recent years. One of the usual ways of dealing with high temperatures is the use of air conditioners. With sudden and frequent temperature changes during the day, the human body is subject to thermal shock for varying duration and number of times, having wear and tear consequences for the human physiology. The investigators hypothesized that the number, duration and frequency of human exposures to wide gradient (> 8 ° C) of air temperature changes may be related to potential health problems. An intervention potentially reducing the health risk associated with extended exposure to high temperatures in the summer for Cypriots may be the temporary (for a few days or hours) stay in the villages of mountainous area. Most of the mountain communities in Cyprus have consistently lower mean ambient air temperatures of about 10 degrees Celsius than those in the cities, so the investigators anticipate not observing the metabolic hormone alterations induced while being in the city environment.