Cybercycling for Cognitive Health

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Skidmore College
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cay Anderson-Hanley, Union College, New York
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01167400
First received: July 20, 2010
Last updated: September 4, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

July 20, 2010
September 4, 2014
July 2008
August 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change in cognitive function after three months of exercise. [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Cognitive function, especially executive function, will be assessed before and after three months of either cybercycling or traditional exercise biking. Neuropsychological tests will assess: cognitive flexibility and simultaneous processing(i.e., Stroop, Digits Backwards, and Trails Difference Score).
Change in cognitive function after three months of exercise. [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Cognitive function, especially executive function, will be assessed before and after three months of either cybercycling or traditional exercise biking. Neuropsychological tests include: Stroop C, Digits Backwards, Trails Difference Score.
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01167400 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Weight [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Weight and other physiological factors will be assessed before and after 3 months of exercise.
Same as current
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Cybercycling for Cognitive Health
Cybercycling for Older Adults: Neuropsychological, Physiological and Behavioral Effects

Exercise has been linked to cognitive health, but few older adults exercise at recommended levels. Cybercycling may provide additional cognitive benefits due to increased motivation to ride the interactive 3D tours. Participants will be randomly assigned to three months of either cybercycling or traditional stationary biking; and they will complete comprehensive evaluations before and after exercise. Older adults are expected to show significant neuropsychological, physiological and behavioral gains.

The purpose of this study is to test the following hypotheses: (1) stationary cycling with virtual reality tours ("cybercyle") will enhance executive function and clinical status more than traditional exercise; (2) exercise effort will explain improvement; and (3) brain-derived neurotrophic growth factor (BDNF) will increase.

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Cognitive Ability, General
  • Behavioral: Cybercycling
    exercising on a videogame-enhanced interactive 3D stationary bicycle for 3 months, 3-5x/wk
    Other Names:
    • Netathalon
    • Expresso
  • Behavioral: Traditional exercise
    exercising on a traditional stationary bike for 3 months, 3-5x/wk
    Other Name: Tunturi
  • Experimental: Cybercycling
    cybercycling for 3 months
    Intervention: Behavioral: Cybercycling
  • Active Comparator: Traditional Stationary Biking
    Traditional exercise on a stationary bike for 3 months.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Traditional exercise
Anderson-Hanley C, Arciero PJ, Brickman AM, Nimon JP, Okuma N, Westen SC, Merz ME, Pence BD, Woods JA, Kramer AF, Zimmerman EA. Exergaming and older adult cognition: a cluster randomized clinical trial. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Feb;42(2):109-19. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.10.016.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
63
August 2010
August 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 50+
  • able to participate in cycling
  • physician permission

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable heart condition
  • physician denial
  • neurological condition
Both
50 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01167400
HS1259, 64449
No
Cay Anderson-Hanley, Union College, New York
Union College, New York
Skidmore College
Principal Investigator: Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD Union College
Principal Investigator: Paul Arciero, DPE Skidmore College
Union College, New York
September 2014

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP