Hiking Improves the Functional Autonomy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00981734|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2009
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2009
This is an experimental research study. The subjects were randomized into two groups: Experimental group (EG; n=58, age: 67 ± 6 old) and Control group (CG; n=40; age: 70 ± 6 old). All were physically active without strictly obeying in regularity of the program of physical activity.
The functional autonomy was evaluated by the amount of tests of Group Development of Latin American Maturity (GDLAM). It consists of hiking ten meters (C10m); standing up from the sitting position (SSP); to stand up from the ventral decubitus position (SSPVD); to stand up from a chair and be able to walk around your home (SCWH); and to be able to wear and remove a t-shirt (DTS). These tests have showed similar results in indice of GDLAM (IG). The intervention took place three times a week, with intensity that has varied between fifty five to seventy five per cent of the frequency maximum from heart.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Aging||Other: Hiking||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||98 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Effects of a Hiking Study About the Functional Autonomy Levels in Old Women Analyzed by the Family Health Program|
|Study Start Date :||September 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2009|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2009|
- Other: Hiking
Three times by a week, thirty minutes, controlling heart frequency between fifty five per cent and seventy five per cent.Other Name: Funcionality, life style.
- 10 meters [ Time Frame: seconds ]
- meters [ Time Frame: seconds ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00981734
|Rubens Cesar Lucena da Cunha|
|Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil, 63040-320|
|Principal Investigator:||Functional Autonomy older women||Universidade Camilo Castelo Branco|