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Fitness and Daily Function in Adults

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00018265
First Posted: July 5, 2001
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
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Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of aerobic fitness on the ability of able and disabled older adults to perform daily functional activities. Subjects are tested in their oxygen use patterns as they perform a series of functional tasks (such as walking on stairs) and following a 24-week training program focused on improving the ability to perform daily tasks likely requiring aerobic fitness (such as walking on stairs).

Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiovascular Disease Behavioral: Task specific endurance training Behavioral: Tai Chi Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Oxygen Kinetics, Mobility Task Performance, and Task Training in Older Adults

Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Estimated Enrollment: 140
Study Start Date: October 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2003
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria
Both healthy and self-reported mobility-impaired older adults
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00018265


Locations
United States, Michigan
Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48105
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
OverallOfficial: Donald Dengel
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00018265     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AGCG-003-99S
First Submitted: July 3, 2001
First Posted: July 5, 2001
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2009
Last Verified: December 2004

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
Rehabilitation
exercise test
aging

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases