Hiking Improves the Functional Autonomy
This is an experimental research study. The subjects were randomized into two groups: Experimental group (EG; n=58, age: 67 ± 6 old) and Control group (CG; n=40; age: 70 ± 6 old). All were physically active without strictly obeying in regularity of the program of physical activity.
The functional autonomy was evaluated by the amount of tests of Group Development of Latin American Maturity (GDLAM). It consists of hiking ten meters (C10m); standing up from the sitting position (SSP); to stand up from the ventral decubitus position (SSPVD); to stand up from a chair and be able to walk around your home (SCWH); and to be able to wear and remove a t-shirt (DTS). These tests have showed similar results in indice of GDLAM (IG). The intervention took place three times a week, with intensity that has varied between fifty five to seventy five per cent of the frequency maximum from heart.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Effects of a Hiking Study About the Functional Autonomy Levels in Old Women Analyzed by the Family Health Program|
- 10 meters [ Time Frame: seconds ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- meters [ Time Frame: seconds ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Rubens Cesar Lucena da Cunha|
|Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil, 63040-320|
|Principal Investigator:||Functional Autonomy older women||Universidade Castelo Branco|