There are about 1679 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Portugal. 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.
Therapeutic relaxation has shown benefits for improving health and quality of life of community dwelling elderly people. Although little is known about the efficacy of a specific method of therapeutic relaxation - Psychomotor Massage - compared with other relaxation methods. Therefore, the present study aims to examine the effects of two therapeutic programs (Psychomotor Massage and Progressive Muscle Relaxation) on health and quality of life indicators of community dwelling elderly people. This randomized controlled trial will include an intervention period of 8 weeks for control and for the two experimental groups - attending 30-minute sessions, twice a week - and a follow-up period of 4 weeks without intervention. The evaluation will be performed 1) at baseline, 2) at post-intervention and pre-follow-up, and 3) at post-follow-up. The main study variables will be: daily activities, psychomotor abilities, cognitive functioning, emotional states, pain perception, quality of sleep, body awareness and body image, and quality of life. Health biomarkers will be also assessed through saliva analyses.
To study the effects of swimming with water walking in children aged between 6 and 12 years in terms of spirometric values.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of ustekinumab in participants with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who have not adequately responded to one or more standard of care treatments.
Cardiac rehabilitation is fundamental in the treatment of patients undergoing cardiac surgery regarding the educational, physical exercise and quality of life dimensions. Considering the competences of Specialist Nurses in Rehabilitation Nursing and the current prevalence of risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, it is essential to implement programs in this area. This study aims to assess the impact of Specialist Nurses in Rehabilitation Nursing interventions on a cardiac rehabilitation program during hospitalization (phase I) and 1 month after cardiac surgery (phase II), in around 30 patients of both sexes, between 25 and 64 years old, and according to the American Heart Association and the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, met the criteria for low or moderate risk, class B for participation and exercise supervision, absence of signs/symptoms after cardiac surgery, with a left ventricular ejection fraction greater than 40%. Supervised interventions were performed during hospitalization, pre- and post-cardiac surgery, and 1 month after hospital discharge. In phase II, a physical exercise program was fulfilled according to the norms of the American College of Sports Medicine, comprising 3 sessions of physical exercise per week lasting between 30 to 60 minutes, including heating, aerobic exercise, and recovery/stretching. Hemodynamic data (blood pressure, heart rate, peripheral oxygen saturation) and the Borg scale were recorded in the initial, intermediate and final periods of each session. The aerobic capacity was evaluated through the 6-Minute Walk Test and health-related quality of life using the Short Form Health Survey 36 (SF-36V2) questionnaire.
Transdisciplinary practice-based action research project that aims to develop innovative cognitive-behavioral interventions to empower adolescents, through increased and interactive contact between adolescent and multidisciplinary healthcare team. Project born from the discussion with trans-territorial stakeholders (health professionals and school communities), in the absence of an integrated, creative and dynamic strategy of overweight prevention and promotion of salutogenic behaviors in adolescents. The polytechnics of Leiria, Santarém and Castelo Branco are co-promotors of this project, as well as Município de Leiria (City Council), key partners in the development and implementation of the intervention program. It is expected the partnership with ARS-Centro. The main goal is the development, implementation and evaluation of a program for the promotion of healthy behaviors and prevention of obesity in adolescence, based on e-therapy and sustained by the case management methodology.
Cognitive Stimulation (CS) in the elderly, as a group intervention, shows benefits on the cognition and quality of life of people with neurocognitive disorder (NCD)(ie, dementia). The evidence of cognitive stimulation as an individualized intervention, conducted at home, by the caregiver is limited. The main objective of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy program - "Making a Difference 3 - individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MD3), its acceptability and applicability by the dyad (people with NCD and their caregiver) in the Portuguese population. To achieve this purpose a pilot study will be conducted (randomized control trial), with two moments of evaluation - before the intervention of individual cognitive stimulation and after the intervention in both groups (Group 1 - group subject to intervention: individual cognitive stimulation program called "MD3"; Group 2 - group subject to usual care).The investigators intend to know the effect of the program on cognitive domains, quality of life and relationship between caregiver and care recipient. And, as well as understand the acceptability and applicability of the program by participants (dyad).
Our aim is to assess the effects of moderate consumption of beer and non-alcoholic beer on gut microbiota and biochemical biomarkers in healthy adults.
This study aimed to conduct a double-blind randomized pragmatic trial to evaluate the effects of off-the-shelf leucine metabolite supplements HMB-FA, HMB-Ca, alfa-HICA, on resistance training-induced changes in body composition, performance and biochemical markers of muscle damage. The investigators' working hypothesis is that so long as subjects adhered to a diet containing adequate energy and dietary protein, there would be no differences between those receiving the leucine metabolites - HMB-FA, HMB-Ca and alfa-HICA - when compared to a placebo consuming group.
To investigate whether midazolam has any effect on postoperative pain in outpatient surgery, the investigators will assess the impact of different midazolam doses on pain scores 24h, 7 days and 3 months after open inguinal hernia repair. The investigators hypothesize that patients being administered higher midazolam doses will refer more pain.
Six patients with a single unit implant in the anterior maxilla (from premolar to premolar), after at least 3 months with provisional implant supported restoration will be submitted to definitive implant impressions. Informed consents and local ethical committee clearance will be obtained. Patients will be submitted to a silicon impression with a customized impression coping from which a conventional cast will be obtained and scanned with D2000 (3Shape) and to an intraoral scan with Trios (3Shape). Standard Tessellation Language (STL) files will be obtained from both procedures and imported to reverse engineering software Geomagic Control X (3D Systems) and the distance between both scans will be calculated in a colored 3D map. From this map, two outcomes will be analyzed: the changes in soft tissues around implants with the two techniques (primary outcome) and the discrepancy between both scans in the teeth adjacent to the implants (secondary outcome).