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Progressive Resistance Strength Training (PRT) in Hospitalised Elderly Patients (B15)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01371097
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 10, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 11, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sigrid Tibaek, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of progressive resistance strength training (PRT) in elderly hospitalised patients. The hypothesis is that PRT given as an additional training would improve the rehabilitation and increase the level of activity of daily living.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Medical Diseases Neurological Diseases Chronical Obstructive Lung Diseases Other: Progressive Resistance strength training Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Elderly inpatients included in the study were randomised into a control group or a training group. All included patients received the regular in-physiotherapy, but the training group received progressive resistance training in groups in addition.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 71 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Progressive Resistance Strength Training in Hospitalised Elderly Patients
Study Start Date : September 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control Group
Experimental: Treatment group Other: Progressive Resistance strength training
Resistance strength training is given as circle training. The resistance is increased with regularly intervals.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Timed "Up & Go" Test [ Time Frame: Before randomisation and 3 days before discharge from the department ]
    The Timed Up & Go (TUG) test assess basic functional mobility.(14). The test measures the time (in seconds)that the subjects used for standing up from the seating position on a chair (chair seat height = 45 cm) with armrest, walking 3 m, turning around and walking back to the chair and sitting down again.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Barthel Index [ Time Frame: before randomisation and 3 days before discharge from the department ]

    BI consists of 10 functional tasks of which 3 tasks focus the function of mowing and walking. Task numbers 8 in BI "Transfer" assess the ability to move and are rated on a 0, 5 and10 point ordinal scale. Task number 9 in BI "Walking" assess the ability to walk rated on a 0, 5 or 10 point scale.

    Task number 10 in BI "Stairs" assesses the ability to walk on stairs and is rated with 0, 5, 10 or 15 points.




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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Hospitalised elderly patients referred for physiotherapy.
  2. Ability to perform standing position independently with/without walking aids (rollator, crutch) or bed/bench support.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Expected length of stay < 7 days.
  2. Dementia.
  3. Unable to communicate relevant.
  4. Unable to be active

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01371097


Locations
Denmark
Copenhagen University Hospital, Glostrup
Glostrup, Denmark, DK-2600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sigrid Tibaek, Dr Med Sci, PT Copenhagen University Hospital, Glostrup

Responsible Party: Sigrid Tibaek, Dr Med Sci, pt, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01371097     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-KA-2006-0144
First Posted: June 10, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 11, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015

Keywords provided by Sigrid Tibaek, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen:
Barthel Index
elderly hospitalised patients
progressive resistance training

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Nervous System Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases