Exercise Training in a Geriatric Hospital Ward

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2008 by Health Center of the City of Joensuu.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Health Center of the City of Joensuu
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00756535
First received: September 19, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2008
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The aim of the study is to describe the effects of physical exercise consisting of strength, balance and flexibility training on functional abilities and the length of stay in older (+75) patients hospitalized in a primary-care health- center hospital.


Condition Intervention
Frail Elderly
Procedure: Exercise training
Procedure: usual treatment and rehabilitation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

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Further study details as provided by Health Center of the City of Joensuu:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in functional abilities during hospitalization [ Time Frame: at the discharge from the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The length of stay in the hospital [ Time Frame: at the discharge from the hospital ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: October 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Group-based exercise training during hospitalization
Procedure: Exercise training
Group-based exercise training 5 days a week during hospitalization
Active Comparator: 2
Usual treatment and rehabilitation during hospitalization
Procedure: usual treatment and rehabilitation
usual treatment and rehabilitation

Detailed Description:

Hospitalization of older people is connected with several adverse events. Hospitalization increases the risk of disability and long-term institutionalization. Immobilization during hospitalization can lead to deterioration of muscle strength and falls. Earlier studies have shown that strength training is beneficial even in the oldest old. Rehabilitation based on strength training exercises can prevent decline in functional capacity and shorten the length of hospitalization.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 75 years or older
  • ability to walk independently or assisted or move unassisted in a wheelchair

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients in long-term care
  • those who are bedridden
  • severe circulatory disease
  • acute bone fracture
  • terminal disease
  • acute infection.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00756535

Contacts
Contact: Leena H Timonen, MD, PhD +358407046920 leena.timonen@fimnet.fi
Contact: Raija Hurri, Physiotherapist +358503731132 raija.hurri@jns.fi

Locations
Finland
Health Center of the City of Joensuu Not yet recruiting
Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland, 80130
Principal Investigator: Leena H Timonen, MD,PhD         
Siilainen Hospital ward 1A Not yet recruiting
Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland, 80130
Principal Investigator: Leena H Timonen, MD,PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Health Center of the City of Joensuu
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Leena Timonen, MD,PhD, Chief physician, Health Center of the City of Joensuu
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00756535     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: JOE2008
Study First Received: September 19, 2008
Last Updated: September 19, 2008
Health Authority: Finland: Finnish Medicines Agency

Keywords provided by Health Center of the City of Joensuu:
Exercise Therapy
Length of Stay
Disability Evaluation

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014