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Physical Therapy for Hypertensive Elderly

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00611364
First Posted: February 8, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 20, 2008
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Collaborator:
Liga de Hipertensão Arterial da Universidade Federal de Goiás
Information provided by:
Universidade Federal de Goias
  Purpose

Physical therapy for hipertensive elderly: effects in the physical activity and exercise adherence.

Introduction: The arterial hypertension (AH) is a clinical syndrome characterized by blood pressure ≥ 140/90mmHg. Practical of physical activity (PA) and/or physical exercise (PE) is one of the modalities of not farmacological treatment. Hypertensive aged not adhere to this recommendation for presenting factors that make it difficult this practical. Objective: to verify if physical therapy (PT) treatment can improve the AF and EF adhesion of hypertensive aged. Methods: The sample was composed by 43 hypertensive aged of Arterial Hypertensive League of the Federal University of Goiás. Of these, 30 had remained in the study and had been randomized in study group (SG) (16 patients) and control group (CG) (14 patients). SG was submitted of the PT treatment and participated of educative meetings, the CG only participated of the meetings. To evaluate adhesion to the AF was used the pedometer and EF was used a questionnaire of open and closed questions, six minute walk test (6`WT) and ergometric test (ET).


Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertension Other: Physical Therapy and education meetings Other: education meetings Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Physical Therapy for Hipertensive Elderly: Effects in the Physical Activity and Exercise Adherence

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Further study details as provided by Universidade Federal de Goias:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • to verify if physical therapy (PT) treatment can improve the AF and EF adhesion of hypertensive aged [ Time Frame: nine months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate adhesion to the AF was used the pedometer and EF was used a questionnaire of open and closed questions, six minute walk test (6`WT) and ergometric test (ET) [ Time Frame: Nine months ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: March 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2005
Primary Completion Date: September 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Study group Other: Physical Therapy and education meetings
Physical therapy was realized three two times per week and education meeting every fifteen days
Active Comparator: Control group Other: education meetings
This group only participed of education meeting (every fifteen days)

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age or over 60 years,
  • both sexes,
  • regular frequency of hypertension league;
  • practice of physical exercise irregular or absent (reported by professionals objectively on the record)and signature of informed consent. -

Exclusion Criteria:

  • participate in another research project;
  • refuse to sign the informed consent.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00611364


Locations
Brazil
Liga de Hipertensão Arterial da Universidade Federal de Goiás
Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, 75000000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade Federal de Goias
Liga de Hipertensão Arterial da Universidade Federal de Goiás
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Priscila Vitorino, MsD Liga de Hipertensão Arterial da Universidade Federal de Goiás
Study Chair: Paulo César Jardim, PhD Liga de Hipertensão Arterial da Universidade Federal de Goiás
Study Chair: Flávia Nogueira, Specialist Liga de Hipertensão Arterial da Universidade Federal de Goiás
Study Chair: Juliana Brandão, Specialist Liga de Hipertensão Arterial da Universidade Federal de Goiás
Study Chair: Haden Lobo, Specialist Liga de Hipertensão Arterial da Universidade Federal de Goiás
  More Information

Responsible Party: Paulo César Brandão Veiga Jardim, Liga de Hipertensão Arterial da Universidade Federal de Goiás
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00611364     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1-Vitorino
0136/03
First Submitted: January 25, 2008
First Posted: February 8, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 20, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008

Keywords provided by Universidade Federal de Goias:
Physical therapy
hypertension
aged
exercise
Physical exercise
Physical activity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypertension
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases