Neuropsychological Effects of Strengthening Exercise for Older Adults
This study aims to examine the benefits to thinking processes of a low intensity, strengthening exercise program for older adults.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Neuropsychological and Physiological Effects of Low-Impact Exercise for Older Adults|
- Neuropsychological Function [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||June 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: strengthening exercise||
Behavioral: strengthening exercise program
A low intensity strengthening exercise program based on the Tufts University "Strong Bones" program. Utilizes small free weights and chair exercises. Participants attend community based class 2-3x/wk for 4 wks.
Other Name: Strong Bones
The neuropsychological benefits, especially executive function impacts, of four weeks of a low intensity, strengthening exercise program will be examined for community residing older adults.
|United States, New York|
|Strong Bones community class locations|
|Schenectady, New York, United States, 12308|
|Principal Investigator:||Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD||Union College|