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Neuropsychological Effects of Strengthening Exercise for Older Adults

This study has been completed.
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Union College, New York Identifier:
First received: May 4, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: May 2009
History: No changes posted

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

Condition Intervention Phase
Cognitive Function
Behavioral: strengthening exercise program
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: 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 Union College, New York:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Neuropsychological Function [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

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 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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

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 identifier: NCT00894205

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

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD - Principal Investigator, Union College Identifier: NCT00894205     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H2078
Study First Received: May 4, 2009
Last Updated: May 4, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Union College, New York:
neuropsychological function
cognitive function
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