Studies

Current Projects

1. Canadian Pulmonary Rehabilitation Survey

The aim of this study is to obtain information via an online survey about  the locations of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs throughout Canada and what services are being delivered in these programs.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

2. Falls Prevention and Balance Group Study

The purpose of the study is to compare the effectiveness of a group-based balance exercise program with a home-based balance program.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

3. Exercise in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The aim of this project is to develop a one-page decision making tool regarding exercise for patients admitted to hospital with an exacerbation of their COPD.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

4. Quadriceps Strength Testing in Adults with COPD

Leg muscle weakness is a common problem in individuals with COPD. Multiple options for measuring weakness exist but these values can not be compared amongst each other. Therefore, the aim of this study is to develop a standardized, reliable protocol method for quadriceps strength testing that can be done in clinical settings on adults with COPD.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

5. Quality Indicators in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

As PR services increase in Canada there needs be a way for quality assurance. To address this problem, we are creating quality indicators (QIs).

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

6.  Pulmonary Tele-Rehabilitation for Interior Health Authority

The purpose of this study is to test the different tele-rehabilitation devices in remote and rural communities with people who have chronic lung disease to make sure the devices accurately measure, store and transmit physical activity data.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

7. Disaster Preparedness in COPD

The goal of this study is to develop, validate, and pilot a questionnaire that was created to examine if people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are engaging in general and COPD-specific personal disaster preparedness. Content validity, response process validity, and test re-test reliability will be examined.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

8. Ongoing Support after Discharge from Cardiac Rehabilitation

The aims of this study is to obtain cardiovascular disease patient feedback after attending a group medical visit, post-cardiac rehabilitation.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

 

Affiliated Studies

1. Mechanisms of Dyspnea in Interstitial Lung Disease (Principal Investigator: Dr. Jordan Guenette)

2. Peer-to-Peer Support in Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark FitzGerald)

3. COPD and Asthma Quality Indicators (Principal Investigator: Dr. Teresa To)

4. Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy as a Career Choice (Principal Investigator: Dr. Sunita Mathur)

5.  PRISM Clinic Evaluation (Principal Investigator: Robin Roots)

 

Past Projects

1. Nintendo Wii and COPD

The purpose of this study is to see if the Nintendo Wii can provide a similar workout as hospital-based programs in patients with COPD.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

2. Comparison of Common Physical Activity Measurement Techniques in Cystic Fibrosis

A research study comparing the accuracy of energy expenditure measurements from pedometers, accelerometers, multi-sensor methods, and flex heart rate methods to judge the best tool to use to monitor activity in very sick CF patients.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

3. DEMMI Validation Study

The purpose of this study is to validate the de Morton Mobility Index as a measure of mobility in hospitalized patients with an AECOPD.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

4.LungFIT : Smartphone Application for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This study involves the development and evaluation of a smartphone system for pulmonary rehabilitation.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

5. To Bleed or Not to Bleed

Our goal is to measure the effect of Individualized Treatment Plans on the participant’s number of bleeds, activity and the quality of life.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp

6. Exercise and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Chronic Pulmonary Disease

The main purpose of this research project is to investigate whether and how exercise training through pulmonary rehabilitation program can specifically modulate arterial stiffness in patients with COPD.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Pat Camp