Improving Balance in Frail Elderly
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00785746|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 5, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Elderly Frail||Other: Core||Early Phase 1|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Improving Balance in Frail Elderly: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Two Methods to Enhance Strength (Stretch and Strength Versus Core Strength)|
|Study Start Date :||August 2006|
|Primary Completion Date :||December 2009|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2009|
strength training of the core muscles.
We have devised a series of core strength training exercises that can be easily and safely performed under the supervision of trained staff. The exercises will be individualized depending on the participants' ability and health conditions. The majority, but not all, of exercises will be performed on or with exercise balls of different sizes and shapes, round for more advanced persons and oval for more frail persons.
No Intervention: stretch and strength
This program consists of general stretching exercises and peripheral muscle strengthening exercises with a special emphasis on strengthening the upper extremity muscles because of their importance for ADL but not necessarily balance.
- Berg balance scale [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 weeks, discharge ]
- Functional walking capacity 6 minute walk test [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 weeks, discharge ]
- Gait speed [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 weeks, discharge ]
- Bridge Test [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, discharge ]
- Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC Scale) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, Discharge ]
- International Consultation on Urinary Incontinence Questionnaire- Urinary Incontinence Short Form (ICIQ-UI) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, discharge ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00785746
|McGill University-Royal Victoria Hospital Site|
|Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A-1A1|
|Principal Investigator:||Nancy E Mayo, PhD||McGill University, Division of Clinical Epidemiology|