The Effects of Lower Body Resistance Training on Balance and Fall Prevention in the Elderly

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Oklahoma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01178970
First received: July 21, 2010
Last updated: August 9, 2010
Last verified: August 2010
  Purpose

The aim of the study is to prevent falls related to poor lower body strength adn balance in the elderly.


Condition Intervention
Fall Prevention
Behavioral: Resistance training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Official Title: The Effects of Lower Body Resistance Training on Balance and Fall Prevention in the Elderly

Further study details as provided by University of Oklahoma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Balance improvement [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Measured by:

    Postural orthostatic hypotension test-blood pressure taken while sitting and standing.

    Balanced test with Biodex Balance System SD-a person's ability to maintain balance on an unstable surface.



Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The purpose of the study is to determine the effects of a structured lower body resistance training program on balance in an elderly population. Our hypothesis is that elderly adults will improve their balance following a structured lower body strength training program compared to those who do not engage in a lower body strength training program.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy male and female adults 65 or older with physician consent to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to obtain physician consent to participate
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01178970

Locations
United States, Oklahoma
OU-Tulsa Family Medicine Clinic
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74120
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oklahoma
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Thomas Allen, DO, University of Oklahoma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01178970     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OU IRB 14759
Study First Received: July 21, 2010
Last Updated: August 9, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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