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Does Zumba Improve Cognition in Healthy APOE e4 Carriers and Noncarriers

This study has been completed.
Alzheimer's Association
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First received: November 11, 2009
Last updated: May 2, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
The main purpose of this study is to compare the effects on attention and memory functioning to participating in an aerobic and dance exercise called Zumba to educational program on exercise that encourages regular stretching and walking.

Condition Intervention
Cognitive Impairment Other: Zumba exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Does Zumba Improve Cognition in Healthy APOE e4 Carriers and Noncarriers

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Further study details as provided by Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To examine the feasibility of doing exercise intervention studies in presymptomatic, at risk individuals and determine the optimal outcome measure with minimal practice effect. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To examine whether forty 60 minute sessions of Zumba are associated with cognitive changes in healthy women between 55 and 80 years of age. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 65
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Zumba exercise group Other: Zumba exercise
Subjects with do Zumba exercise for approximately 60 minutes twice a week for 6 months.
No Intervention: Non-Zumba exercise group


Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy women between the ages of 55-80 without cognitive complaints

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of significant health conditions
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01012791

United States, Arizona
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Alzheimer's Association
Principal Investigator: Cynthia Stonnington, MD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cynthia Stonnington, M.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona Identifier: NCT01012791     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-000597
Study First Received: November 11, 2009
Last Updated: May 2, 2012

Keywords provided by Mayo Clinic:
Zumba exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cognition Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on July 21, 2017