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Neuropsychological Effects of Strengthening Exercise for Older Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00894205
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 6, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 11, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cay Anderson-Hanley, Union College, New York

Brief Summary:
This study aims to examine the benefits to thinking processes of a low intensity, strengthening exercise program for older adults.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cognitive Ability, General Behavioral: strengthening exercise program Phase 2

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.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 29 participants
Allocation: N/A
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
Study Start Date : June 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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




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


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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00894205


Locations
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United States, New York
Strong Bones community class locations
Schenectady, New York, United States, 12308
Sponsors and Collaborators
Union College, New York
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD Union College
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Responsible Party: Cay Anderson-Hanley, Associate Professor, Union College, New York
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00894205    
Other Study ID Numbers: H2078
First Posted: May 6, 2009    Key Record Dates
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