Problem Solving/Physical Interventions and Aging

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00097643
First received: November 24, 2004
Last updated: August 12, 2008
Last verified: August 2008
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the relative and combined efficacy of a physical activity and health promotion program to help sedentary adults over age 70 maintain an independent life style.


Condition Intervention Phase
Aging
Behavioral: exercise
Behavioral: health promotion
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Problem Solving/Physical Interventions and Aging

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Aging (NIA):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • physical health and function [ Time Frame: screening, baseline, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • affective status [ Time Frame: screening, baseline, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 273
Study Start Date: September 2000
Study Completion Date: September 2004
Primary Completion Date: September 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The study recruited 273 participants from a community-based HMO for whom computerized health service utilization and cost data were already available, as well as cognitive, functional, and health status measures. The participants were randomly placed into one of four treatment groups: exercise, health promotion, combination exercise and health promotion, and routine medical care. Assessments for physical performance, emotional well-being, and physical and emotional health status were conducted at screening, baseline, after 3 months (post-treatment), and at 6, 12, and 18-month follow-up by interviewers blind to treatment assignment.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 70 or older
  • live independently
  • less than 150 minutes regular exercise per week
  • able to walk across a room without a person assisting
  • English speaking
  • planning to stay in local area for at least 6 months (duration of active study)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cancer
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • uncontrolled arrhythmia
  • uncontrolled hypertension
  • uncontrolled diabetes
  • surgery during the past year
  • ongoing mental health or psychiatric condition
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00097643

Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Linda Teri, PhD University of Washington School of Nursing, Northwest Research Group on Aging
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Linda Teri, PhD, Northwest Research Group on Aging, University of Washington School of Nursing
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00097643     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AG0009, 5R01AG014777-05
Study First Received: November 24, 2004
Last Updated: August 12, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute on Aging (NIA):
exercise
health promotion
independent living
affective aspects

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 22, 2014