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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of an Investigational Drug in Elderly Subjects With Low Vitamin D Levels (0822A-009)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00242476
First Posted: October 20, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  Purpose
This study will assess the effectiveness of an investigational drug in elderly subjects with low vitamin D levels.

Condition Intervention Phase
Vitamin D Deficiency Drug: MK0822A Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter, 16-Week Study to Assess the Effect of Vitamin D3 8400IU Once Weekly on Body Sway and Neuromuscular Function in Men and Women Aged 70 Years or Older

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mediolateral body sway at 16 weeks. [ Time Frame: at 16 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional status assessed using the Short Physical Performance Battery Test determined at 16 weeks. General safety and tolerability at 16 weeks. [ Time Frame: at 16 weeks ]

Enrollment: 216
Study Start Date: September 2005
Study Completion Date: July 2006
Primary Completion Date: July 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Man or a woman 70 years old or older in general good health

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Having any form of neurological impairments that may impair motor function.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00242476


Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00242476     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0822A-009
MK0822A-009
2005_089
First Submitted: October 18, 2005
First Posted: October 20, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vitamin D Deficiency
Avitaminosis
Deficiency Diseases
Malnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Vitamin D
Vitamins
Micronutrients
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Bone Density Conservation Agents