Observation and Progressive Strength Training After Hip Fracture
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
This is a randomized, controlled; single-blind parallel group trial carried out with hip fracture patients, starting at 12 weeks post fracture. Patients were approached during their acute stay in hospital, followed without any extra intervention for 12 weeks, and then randomized in a 2:1 manner to either intervention or control for the next 12 weeks. After the first 12 weeks intervention the intervention group were divided into two groups and randomized to an new single-blind parallel group trial for further intervention.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Observation and Progressive Strength Training After Hip Fracture|
- Bergs Balance scale [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Bergs Balance Scale: The Berg balance scale (BBS) measures "functional balance," which has three dimensions: maintenance of a position, postural adjustment to voluntary movements, and reaction to external disturbance, scored 0-56 (Berg K. 1995).
- Strength [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Secondary outcomes was the results on the Sit to Stand-test,which measure strength of lower limbs.
|Study Start Date:||June 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Usual care
Subjects in the control group were asked to maintain their current lifestyle. No restrictions were placed on their exercise activities.
Other: Strength training
Strength training for 24 weeks
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