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Effects of a Program of Physical Exercise and Electrotherapy on Muscle Strength in Subjects of the Fourth Age

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01086592
First Posted: March 15, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 5, 2010
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Information provided by:
Cardenal Herrera University
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether neuromuscular electrical stimulation, strengthening exercises, or combination of both over lower limbs are effective in the improvement of the stability fundamentally against falls, greater independence and, therefore, better quality of life in elderly over 75 years.

Condition Intervention Phase
Geriatric Assessment Muscle Strength Postural Balance Body Mass Index Other: No intervention Other: Strong progressive strengthening exercises of lower limbs Other: Electrotherapy Other: Electrotherapy+weights Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effects of a Program of Physical Exercise and Electrotherapy on Muscle Strength in Subjects of the Fourth Age

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Further study details as provided by Cardenal Herrera University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional Capacity [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Berg's Scale, SF-36 test, 6 minute walking test, Barthel test, SPPB.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Strength in lower limbs [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Dinamometry, bioimpedancy.

  • Timed standing balance. Side by side, semi tandem, tandem stand and one-leg stand [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Berg Scale, SPPB.

  • Maximum Gait Speed. Time to cover a 4 meter distance [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Physical performance test

  • Body mass index [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Bioimpedancy, ecography, lower limb perimeter.

  • Six-minute walking test [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Physical performance test, assessing maximum distance covered during 6 minutes (assistance allowed if required).


Enrollment: 118
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Control Other: No intervention
Daily life activities
Experimental: Strengthening exercise
Strong progressive strengthening exercises of lower limbs.
Other: Strong progressive strengthening exercises of lower limbs
Lower limb weight
Experimental: Electrotherapy
Neuromuscular Electrical Nerve Stimulation
Other: Electrotherapy
Neuromuscular Electrical Nerve Stimulation
Experimental: Electrotherapy+weights Other: Electrotherapy+weights
Superimposed Neuromuscular Electric Nerve Stimulation

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age above 75

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mental disorder
  • Previous electrotherapy treatments
  • Pacemakers
  • Lower limbs prosthetics
  • Major coronary diseases
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01086592


Locations
Spain
CEU-Cardenal Herrera University
Moncada, Valencia, Spain, 46113
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cardenal Herrera University
Investigators
Study Director: Javier Romero, Dean Facultad Ciencias Salud CEU-UCH
  More Information

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Pedro Rosado Calatayud/Physical Therapy Coordinator, CEU-Cardenal Herrera
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01086592     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CEU-UCH-87
First Submitted: March 9, 2010
First Posted: March 15, 2010
Last Update Posted: July 5, 2010
Last Verified: June 2010

Keywords provided by Cardenal Herrera University:
Aged
Strength
Balance
Electrotherapy
Quality of life