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Neuropsychological Effects of Strengthening Exercise for Older Adults

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00894205
First Posted: May 6, 2009
Last Update Posted: March 11, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cay Anderson-Hanley, Union College, New York
  Purpose
This study aims to examine the benefits to thinking processes of a low intensity, strengthening exercise program for older adults.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cognitive Ability, General Behavioral: strengthening exercise program Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Neuropsychological and Physiological Effects of Low-Impact Exercise for Older Adults

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Further study details as provided by Cay Anderson-Hanley, Union College, New York:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neuropsychological Function [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Enrollment: 29
Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: September 2008
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: strengthening exercise
A low intensity strengthening exercise program based on the Tufts University "Strong Bones" program. Utilizes small free weights and chair exercises.
Behavioral: strengthening exercise program
A low intensity strengthening exercise program based on the Tufts University "Strong Bones" program. Utilizes small free weights and chair exercises. Participants attend community based class 2-3x/wk for 4 wks.
Other Name: Strong Bones

Detailed Description:
The neuropsychological benefits, especially executive function impacts, of four weeks of a low intensity, strengthening exercise program will be examined for community residing older adults.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • independent living
  • older adult
  • interested in strengthening exercise program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • must meet Strong Bone's screening criteria or have physician's approval
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00894205


Locations
United States, New York
Strong Bones community class locations
Schenectady, New York, United States, 12308
Sponsors and Collaborators
Union College, New York
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD Union College
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cay Anderson-Hanley, Associate Professor, Union College, New York
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00894205     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H2078
First Submitted: May 4, 2009
First Posted: May 6, 2009
Last Update Posted: March 11, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015

Keywords provided by Cay Anderson-Hanley, Union College, New York:
neuropsychological function
cognitive function
exercise
older adult