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Effects of Global Postural re-Education Program

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00736762
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 18, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

The postural alterations present in the seniors people act as predisponent form of incapacities that provoke alterations in the quality of life. The objective of this study is to evaluate the biomechanical characteristics of the balance of elderly people, before and after treatment with Global Postural Re-education. This research is characterized by experimental method of investigation.Thirty elderly people (30 women) will be randomized to two different groups from Group of Studies of Third Age - GETI, at University of the State of Santa Catarina:

  • fifteen elderly women will be submitted to the Global Postural Re-education (GPR) program and to the GETI program of activities
  • fifteen elderly women will be submitted only to the GETI program of activities.

At baseline the subjects will be screened for balance measurements with the chattecx balance system and Berg Scale. These measurements will be repeat immediately after the intervention. The subjects randomised to the GPR program will participate in posture retraining techniques of approximately forty minutes, one time a week for ten weeks. The independent t test for pairs of random samples will be used, with level of significance of p≤0,05.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Healthy Elderly Other: GPR

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effects of Global Postural re-Education Program on the Biomechanical Characteristics of the Elderly Balance.
Study Start Date : February 2008
Primary Completion Date : April 2008
Study Completion Date : August 2008
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: GPR
Global postural re-education intervention
Other: GPR
The subjects randomised to the GPR program will participate in posture retraining techniques of approximately forty minutes, one time a week for ten weeks.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. center of pressure (cop) [ Time Frame: pre-treatment, five weeks and pos-treatment ]

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Senior that accomplish physical activity in the GETI (group of studies of the third age - Santa Catarina State University)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Visually impaired person
  • Vestibular disorder
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Use of prostheses and ortheses
  • Cancer
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
Brazil
Santa Catarina State University
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 88080350
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of the State of Santa Catarina
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gilmar Santos, PhD Santa Catarina State University
More Information

Responsible Party: Gilmar Moraes Santos / PhD, University of the State of Santa Catarina
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00736762     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 136/07
First Posted: August 18, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by University of the State of Santa Catarina:
Global postural re-education
Balance
Physical therapy
older people