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Study of Adherence and Effects of Balance Exercices (SIEL BLEU Associatio) (SIELBLEU)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01314638
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2011 by University Hospital, Angers.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 14, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2011
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University Hospital, Angers

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to measure the adherence to "Siel bleu" balance exercises in patients with Alzheimer's disease, while taking into account the disease stages.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Gait Apraxia Alzheimer Disease Impaired Cognition Other: Workshop balances

Detailed Description:

The practice of physical activity, more specifically postural balance exercises, is an intervention that improves gait performance in the elderly. Among patients with Alzheimer's disease, it seems that physical exercice also improves cognitive performance, reduces the loss of autonomy and independence in activities of daily living. All these effects may reduce the caregiver burden.

Despite several initiatives in France, no study has been carried out to test the adherence to postural balance exercises and to examine the benefits on older AD patients and their caregiver.

The main objective of this study is to measure the adherence to "Siel bleu" balance exercises in patients with Alzheimer's disease, while taking into account the disease stages.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Etude de l'adhérence et Des Effets Des Ateliers "équilibre Siel Bleu" Sur la Marche, la Cognition, l'Autonomie et l'indépendance Des Sujets Atteints d'Une Maladie d'Alzheimer, et Sur le Fardeau de l'Aidant Principal
Study Start Date : May 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2011

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Single group
Single group, Identical investigations for all subjects
Other: Workshop balances
one workshop per week for 20 weeks. Evaluation before and after.
Other Name: Workshop balances (SIEL BLEU Association)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adherence to "Siel Bleu" balance exercices [ Time Frame: baseline ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients of Angers University Memory Center, with respect to the eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) (DSM-IV/NINCDS-ADRDA criteria)
  • Age ≥ 65 years old
  • Mild AD (Mini-Mental State Examination score between 21 and 25), moderate AD (Mini-Mental State Examination score between 10 and 20) and severe AD (Mini-Mental State Examination score between 3 and 9)
  • Able to walk without any aid on 15 meters.
  • Near visual acuity ≥ 2
  • Absence of severe depression (score of the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale ≤ 10)
  • Written consent form to participate in the study (or trustworthy person or legal representative for severe AD)
  • Being affiliated to a social security regime

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders not related to Alzheimer's disease
  • Near visual acuity < 2
  • History of cerebrovascular accident or other cerebro-spinal pathology
  • Poor workmanship of the written or oral French language
  • Refusal to be informed on possible hanging bare anomaly during study
  • Score of Mini-Mental State Examination < 3
  • Presence of severe depression (score of the 15-item Geriatric Depression scale > 10)
  • Use of walking aid
  • Subject suffering from pre-existing impellent disturbances
  • Refusal to participate (or trustworthy person or legal representative)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01314638

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Contact: Cédric ANNWEILER, MD (+33) 241354550

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Angers University Hospital Recruiting
Angers, France, 49933
Contact: Cedric ANNWEILER, MD    (+33)241354550   
Principal Investigator: Cedric Annweiler, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Angers
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Principal Investigator: Cedric ANNWEILER, MD University Memory Centre ANGERS
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Responsible Party: ANNWEILER Cédric ; MD, University Hospital, Angers Identifier: NCT01314638    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-A01148-49
First Posted: March 14, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2011
Last Verified: March 2011
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alzheimer Disease
Gait Apraxia
Cognitive Dysfunction
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Psychomotor Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Cognition Disorders
Gait Disorders, Neurologic