Prevention of Functional Decline of Aged Women (Incapacity)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Fortaleza University
Information provided by:
Academia Cearense de Odontologia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00727389
First received: July 28, 2008
Last updated: July 31, 2008
Last verified: July 2008
  Purpose

The objective of this study is to evaluate the capacity of muscular function and articular amplitude in the aged women who participated in the Support Group and its influence on the prevention of function decline of these women.


Condition Intervention
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
Behavioral: Physiotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Influence of the Support Group on the Functional Incapacity in the Prevention of Functional Decline of Aged Women.

Further study details as provided by Academia Cearense de Odontologia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • A instrument was used for flexion and extension tests of muscular function and articular amplitude of shoulders, elbows, wrists, hip, knees and ankles, in the beginning and in the end of the program; physical exercise; the check up of the results [ Time Frame: six month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 31
Study Start Date: April 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
groups of women
To evaluate the capacity of muscular function and articular amplitude in the aged women
Behavioral: Physiotherapy
Exercise two days a week for six month
Other Names:
  • muscle function
  • articular amplitude

Detailed Description:

To evaluate the capacity of muscular function and articular amplitude in the aged women who participated the Support Group and its influence on the prevention of function decline of these women is use the method: It is an interventional and quantitative research. A questionnaire of identification and instruments will use: a) flexion and extension tests of muscular function and articular amplitude of shoulders, elbows, wrists, hip, knees and ankles, in the beginning and in the end of the program b) educational action c) physical exercise d) the check up of the results after the exercises e) two questions to register the influence of the support group in the functional life of the researched ones.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • woman with 60 years old or more

Exclusion Criteria:

  • woman with less 60 years old
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00727389

Locations
Brazil
Grupo de apoio a prevenção da incapacidade funcional
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Academia Cearense de Odontologia
Fortaleza University
Investigators
Study Director: Maria VL Saintrain, doutor Universidade de Fortaleza
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Maria Vieira de Lima Saintrain, Universidade de Fortaleza
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00727389     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: lnunes
Study First Received: July 28, 2008
Last Updated: July 31, 2008
Health Authority: Brazil: Ministry of Health
Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by Academia Cearense de Odontologia:
Prevention
Quality of Health Care
Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms

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