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Correlation of 6-Minute Walk Test and Neuromuscular Parameters in the Elderly

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00451737
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2006 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 23, 2007
Last Update Posted : March 23, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

The six-minute walk test had been used to assessment the cardiopulmonary parameter in patients with lung and heart disease. And it has good reliability and validity. It has been used extensively in research into the aerobic capacity in patients of peripheral vascular disease, neural system disease, and even the muscular-skeletal system disease, such as osteoarthritis, total hip or knee arthroplasty. There were studies investigate the predictors based on cardiopulmonary factors, neuromuscular and skeletal factors of the six-minute walk distance. But the last is the neuromuscular and skeletal factors.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlations between the six-minute walk distance and neuromuscular parameters: muscle function (including muscle endurance, muscle strength and muscle power), knee proprioception, and standing balance. For that it could be more useful for evaluation and treatment patients in clinic.

The study was planed to select 100 subjects, they are older than 65 years old with independent walking and without any diagnosis or symptoms about cardiopulmonary or neural disease. The evaluation are including knee proprioception (closed chain, active-active test), six-minute walk test, one leg standing balance test (open and close eyes for 30 seconds), quadriceps muscle strength at velocities of 600/s,1200/s and 1800/s, quadriceps muscle power at 1800/s, and quadriceps muscle endurance.

To investigate the correlations between the six-minute walk distance and characteristics of subjects, the correlations between six-minute walk distance and neuromuscular parameters, including quadriceps muscle function (strength, endurance and power), knee proprioception, and one leg standing balance. And to analyze what’s the most contribution to the six-minute walk distance.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Device: Isokinetic test Phase 1

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Correlation of 6-Minute Walk Test and Neuromuscular Parameters in the Elderly: Knee Proprioception, Standing Balance, Quadriceps Muscle Strength, Endurance, and Torque Acceleration Energy
Study Start Date : November 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Balance Problems
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Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. six-minute walking test
  2. knee joint reposition test
  3. knee joint muscle strength
  4. ankle joint muscle strength
  5. knee joint muscle endurance
  6. one leg standing balance

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • older than 65 years old
  • independent walking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis or symptoms about cardiopulmonary or neural disease
  • depression
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00451737


Locations
Taiwan
Jan Mei Hwa Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Jan Mei Hwa, Mater    886-2-3322-8138    mhjan@ntu.edu.tw   
Contact: Han Yueh Chin    886-2-3322-8138    jin.han@msa.hinet.net   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Jan Mei Hwa, MS kinesiology laborary of physical therapy in NTU
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00451737     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461712111
First Posted: March 23, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Verified: January 2006

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Six-minute walk test
Neuromuscular system
Influence factors