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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects many organs and systems, especially respiratory system problems due to lung damage. Patients often have difficulty in removing the sticky and viscous secretion that accumulates in the respiratory tract, and the risk of mortality increases with the development of respiratory failure. In patients with CF, exercise capacity, peripheral muscle strength, core endurance, flexibility, motor performance, postural stability, physical activity level, and quality of life also decrease secondarily. Recently published guidelines recommend respiratory physiotherapy for coping with CF-related symptoms and recommend referral of patients to physical activity and exercise. Hippotherapy simulator is a mechanical exercise tool that imitates the walking movement of a real horse and is used to increase physical fitness parameters. This study aims to show the effects of exercises performed with a hippotherapy simulator in addition to respiratory physiotherapy on physical fitness, sputum production, physical activity and quality of life of children with CF.

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NCT number NCT05027503
Study type Interventional
Source Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa
Contact Betül Çinar, MSc
Phone +905327879969
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date October 19, 2021
Completion date June 19, 2022

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