There are about 87 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.
This trial studies how well rapid on site evaluation of pleural touch preparations works in diagnosing cancerous fluid in between the linings of the lungs (malignant pleural effusion) in patients undergoing a pleuroscopy. A type of laboratory testing called rapid on site evaluation of pleural touch preparations that uses pleural biopsy tissue samples collected during an already-scheduled pleuroscopy may be able to diagnose malignant pleural effusion.
The aim of the study is to investigate the efficacy of upper limb exercise training in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients. For the purpose of the study, a controlled trial will be conducted within Respiratory Clinic of Nicosia General Hospital. The sample will be divided in two groups. The intervention group will participate in a pulmonary rehabilitation program which includes upper and lower extremities exercises, with addition of arm ergometer. The second group (control group) will participate in the same program but without arm ergometer training. The study's hypothesis is that the intervention group will improve the outcome measures significantly better than the control group.
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of dry needling method in addition to neurodevelopmental therapy on spasticity, upper and lower extremity functions, balance and independence level in patients with stroke who have spasticity.
The aim of this study was to determine the validity, reliability and sensitivity of the Cognitive Exercise Therapy Approach Scale in patients with neck pain.
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.
The aim of the investigator's study is to determine the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Combined Index of Severity (ICAF) in Turkish patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS).
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).