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The Effects of Lower Body Resistance Training on Balance and Fall Prevention in the Elderly

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01178970
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 10, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 10, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Oklahoma

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to prevent falls related to poor lower body strength adn balance in the elderly.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Fall Prevention Behavioral: Resistance training

Detailed Description:
The purpose of the study is to determine the effects of a structured lower body resistance training program on balance in an elderly population. Our hypothesis is that elderly adults will improve their balance following a structured lower body strength training program compared to those who do not engage in a lower body strength training program.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 25 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Official Title: The Effects of Lower Body Resistance Training on Balance and Fall Prevention in the Elderly
Study Start Date : August 2009
Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Study Completion Date : June 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Falls
U.S. FDA Resources




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Balance improvement [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

    Measured by:

    Postural orthostatic hypotension test-blood pressure taken while sitting and standing.

    Balanced test with Biodex Balance System SD-a person's ability to maintain balance on an unstable surface.




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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:

  • Healthy male and female adults 65 or older with physician consent to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to obtain physician consent to participate

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01178970


Locations
United States, Oklahoma
OU-Tulsa Family Medicine Clinic
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, 74120
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oklahoma

Responsible Party: Thomas Allen, DO, University of Oklahoma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01178970     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OU IRB 14759
First Posted: August 10, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 10, 2010
Last Verified: August 2010