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Sarcopenia and Aging

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00907010
First Posted: May 21, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2009
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Information provided by:
Universidade de Franca
  Purpose

Objective: Evaluate the muscular strength in the ageing process and identify the changes between the abdominal muscles, upper and louver edges.

Method: 48 individuals participated in this study, being divided into four groups according to the age: (G1) 11to 18 years old, (G2) 20 to 26 years old, (G3) 45 to 60 years old and (G4) 66 - 82 years old. The excluding criterion included people who work out more than three times a week, severe arthrosin, stroke, significant cognitive deficit , obesity, use of ortheses for louver members or any break, with or without metallic implant. The evaluation instruments used were: (1) Esfigmomanômetro (EM), (2) Trunk flexor in the supine position,, (3) Jamar Dinamômetro and (4) Preston Pinch Gauge Dinamômetro.


Condition
Sarcopenia

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Sarcopenia and Aging

Further study details as provided by Universidade de Franca:

Biospecimen Description:
The evaluation instruments used were: (1) Esfigmomanômetro (EM), (2) Trunk flexor in the supine position,, (3) Jamar Dinamômetro and (4) Preston Pinch Gauge Dinamômetro.

Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Group I
11 to 18 years - composed of 12 adolescent with six women and six men
Group II
20 to 26 years - composed of 12 young with six women and six men
Group III
45 to 60 years - composed of 12 adult with six women and six men
Group IV
66 - 82 years - composed of 12 aged with six women and six men

Detailed Description:
Forty-eight subjects participated voluntarily in this work and is divided into four groups of 12 participants with 6 men and 6 women: (G1) 11 to 18 years (G2) 20 to 26 years (G3) from 45 to 60 and (G4) 66 to 82 years, selected in dependency of Unifran and residences of the city of Franca, Sao Paulo - Brazil. To evaluate muscle strength, a BD sphygmomanometer was used to analyze the strength of flexors and extensors of the knee. The Jamar Dynamometer was used to assess the functional integrity of the upper and Preston Pinch Gauge Dynamometer for evaluation of gripper hands.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   11 Years to 82 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
48 individuals participated in this study, being divided into four groups according to the age: (G1) 11to 18 years old, (G2) 20 to 26 years old, (G3) 45 to 60 years old and (G4) 66 - 82 years old.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • absence of the basic pathology that interferes directly in the muscle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • people who work out more than three times a week
  • severe arthrosin
  • stroke
  • significant cognitive deficit
  • obesity
  • use of ortheses for louver members or any break
  • with or without metallic implant
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00907010


Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade de Franca
Investigators
Study Director: Lislei Patrizzi Universidade de Franca
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lislei Jorge Patrizzi, Universidade de Franca
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00907010     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 088/08
First Submitted: May 19, 2009
First Posted: May 21, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2009
Last Verified: May 2009

Keywords provided by Universidade de Franca:
Ageing
Sarcopenia
Muscular contraction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sarcopenia
Muscular Atrophy
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Atrophy
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Signs and Symptoms