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Effects of Exercise on Depression Symptoms, Physical Function, and Quality of Life in Community-Dwelling Elderly

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00931814
First Posted: July 2, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2009
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Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
  Purpose
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 8-week exercise training on depression symptoms, physical functions, and quality of life in the community-dwelling elderly.

Condition Intervention
Healthy Elderly Other: exercise training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Exercise on Depression Symptoms, Physical Function, and Quality of Life in Community-Dwelling Elderly

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Taiwanese Geriatric Depression Scale (TGDS), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Groningen Activity Restriction Scale (GARS) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Short-form 36 (SF-36) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: December 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
exercise Other: exercise training
A progressive and structured, small-group exercise training 3 times a week, 30-40 min a session at intensity of 12-14 in rate of perceived exertion (RPE) for 8 weeks
Other Name: exercise

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • elderly subjects living in the community aged 65 years or older, sedentary lifestyle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cancer, major neuromuscular disease, respiratory or cardiovascular disease which might affect exercise
  • post myocardial infarction or major surgery in the previous year
  • psychological disease
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00931814


Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ying-Tai Wu, National Taiwan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00931814     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461701114
First Submitted: July 1, 2009
First Posted: July 2, 2009
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Depression
physical function
Quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Behavioral Symptoms