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Exercise Training in a Geriatric Hospital Ward

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00756535
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2008 by Health Center of the City of Joensuu.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 22, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Health Center of the City of Joensuu

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to describe the effects of physical exercise consisting of strength, balance and flexibility training on functional abilities and the length of stay in older (+75) patients hospitalized in a primary-care health- center hospital.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Frail Elderly Procedure: Exercise training Procedure: usual treatment and rehabilitation Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Hospitalization of older people is connected with several adverse events. Hospitalization increases the risk of disability and long-term institutionalization. Immobilization during hospitalization can lead to deterioration of muscle strength and falls. Earlier studies have shown that strength training is beneficial even in the oldest old. Rehabilitation based on strength training exercises can prevent decline in functional capacity and shorten the length of hospitalization.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 160 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Study Start Date : October 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Group-based exercise training during hospitalization
Procedure: Exercise training
Group-based exercise training 5 days a week during hospitalization

Active Comparator: 2
Usual treatment and rehabilitation during hospitalization
Procedure: usual treatment and rehabilitation
usual treatment and rehabilitation




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in functional abilities during hospitalization [ Time Frame: at the discharge from the hospital ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The length of stay in the hospital [ Time Frame: at the discharge from the hospital ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 75 years or older
  • ability to walk independently or assisted or move unassisted in a wheelchair

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients in long-term care
  • those who are bedridden
  • severe circulatory disease
  • acute bone fracture
  • terminal disease
  • acute infection.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00756535


Contacts
Contact: Leena H Timonen, MD, PhD +358407046920 leena.timonen@fimnet.fi
Contact: Raija Hurri, Physiotherapist +358503731132 raija.hurri@jns.fi

Locations
Finland
Health Center of the City of Joensuu Not yet recruiting
Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland, 80130
Principal Investigator: Leena H Timonen, MD,PhD         
Siilainen Hospital ward 1A Not yet recruiting
Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland, 80130
Principal Investigator: Leena H Timonen, MD,PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Health Center of the City of Joensuu

Publications:
Responsible Party: Leena Timonen, MD,PhD, Chief physician, Health Center of the City of Joensuu
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00756535     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: JOE2008
First Posted: September 22, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 22, 2008
Last Verified: September 2008

Keywords provided by Health Center of the City of Joensuu:
Exercise Therapy
Length of Stay
Disability Evaluation