Effects of a Program of Physical Exercise and Electrotherapy on Muscle Strength in Subjects of the Fourth Age

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Cardenal Herrera University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01086592
First received: March 9, 2010
Last updated: July 2, 2010
Last verified: June 2010

March 9, 2010
July 2, 2010
February 2010
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Functional Capacity [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Berg's Scale, SF-36 test, 6 minute walking test, Barthel test, SPPB.
Same as current
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  • Strength in lower limbs [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Dinamometry, bioimpedancy.
  • Timed standing balance. Side by side, semi tandem, tandem stand and one-leg stand [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Berg Scale, SPPB.
  • Maximum Gait Speed. Time to cover a 4 meter distance [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Physical performance test
  • Body mass index [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Bioimpedancy, ecography, lower limb perimeter.
  • Six-minute walking test [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Physical performance test, assessing maximum distance covered during 6 minutes (assistance allowed if required).
Same as current
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Effects of a Program of Physical Exercise and Electrotherapy on Muscle Strength in Subjects of the Fourth Age
Effects of a Program of Physical Exercise and Electrotherapy on Muscle Strength in Subjects of the Fourth Age

The purpose of this study is to determine whether neuromuscular electrical stimulation, strengthening exercises, or combination of both over lower limbs are effective in the improvement of the stability fundamentally against falls, greater independence and, therefore, better quality of life in elderly over 75 years.

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Interventional
Phase 0
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Muscle Strength
  • Postural Balance
  • Body Mass Index
  • Other: No intervention
    Daily life activities
  • Other: Strong progressive strengthening exercises of lower limbs
    Lower limb weight
  • Other: Electrotherapy
    Neuromuscular Electrical Nerve Stimulation
  • Other: Electrotherapy+weights
    Superimposed Neuromuscular Electric Nerve Stimulation
  • Active Comparator: Control
    Intervention: Other: No intervention
  • Experimental: Strengthening exercise
    Strong progressive strengthening exercises of lower limbs.
    Intervention: Other: Strong progressive strengthening exercises of lower limbs
  • Experimental: Electrotherapy
    Neuromuscular Electrical Nerve Stimulation
    Intervention: Other: Electrotherapy
  • Experimental: Electrotherapy+weights
    Intervention: Other: Electrotherapy+weights

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
118
June 2010
June 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age above 75

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mental disorder
  • Previous electrotherapy treatments
  • Pacemakers
  • Lower limbs prosthetics
  • Major coronary diseases
Both
75 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Spain
 
NCT01086592
CEU-UCH-87
No
Pedro Rosado Calatayud/Physical Therapy Coordinator, CEU-Cardenal Herrera
Cardenal Herrera University
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Study Director: Javier Romero, Dean Facultad Ciencias Salud CEU-UCH
Cardenal Herrera University
June 2010

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