Cybercycling for Cognitive Health

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Union College, New York
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01167400
First received: July 20, 2010
Last updated: December 17, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention
Cognition
Behavioral: Cybercycling
Behavioral: Traditional exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Cybercycling for Older Adults: Neuropsychological, Physiological and Behavioral Effects

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Further study details as provided by Union College, New York:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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).


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 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.


Estimated Enrollment: 102
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2010
Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cybercycling
cybercycling for 3 months
Behavioral: Cybercycling
exercising on a videogame-enhanced interactive 3D stationary bicycle for 3 months, 3-5x/wk
Other Names:
  • Netathalon
  • Expresso
Active Comparator: Traditional Stationary Biking
Traditional exercise on a stationary bike for 3 months.
Behavioral: Traditional exercise
exercising on a traditional stationary bike for 3 months, 3-5x/wk
Other Name: Tunturi

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable heart condition
  • physician denial
  • neurological condition
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
United States, New York
Beltrone Living Center
Colonie, New York, United States, 12222
Highpointe Apartments
Malta, New York, United States, 12065
Glen Eddy
Niskayuna, New York, United States, 12308
Wesley Health Care (Woodlawn and Embury)
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States, 12866
Prestwick Chase
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States, 12866
Westview Apartments
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States, 12866
Kingsway Village
Schenectady, New York, United States, 12308
Schaffer Heights
Schenectady, New York, United States, 12308
Sponsors and Collaborators
Union College, New York
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD Union College
Principal Investigator: Paul Arciero, DPE Skidmore College
  More Information

No publications provided by Union College, New York

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Cay Anderson-Hanley, Union College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01167400     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HS1259, 64449
Study First Received: July 20, 2010
Last Updated: December 17, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Union College, New York:
exercise
executive function
older adults

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