Fitness and Daily Function in Adults

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
VA Office of Research and Development Identifier:
First received: July 3, 2001
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: December 2004

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
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
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

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Both healthy and self-reported mobility-impaired older adults

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00018265

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

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00018265     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AGCG-003-99S
Study First Received: July 3, 2001
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on October 06, 2015