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Objective Assessment of Physical Activity in Older Adults

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier:
First received: June 13, 2012
Last updated: June 26, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the validity of 2 objective measures of physical activity among older adults. In addition, the investigators will examine the influence of functionality, walking aids, walking speed and step length on the accuracy.

Functionality Strength Validity During Daily Activities Physical Activity Older Adults

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:

Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
elderly (> 70 y)


Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Older adults (> 70 years)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 70 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • recent cardiovascular event
  • vestibular disorder or fracture (4 months)
  • severe dementia
  • oxygen supplementation during daily activities
  • not able to perform daily activities
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01621035

Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
  More Information

Responsible Party: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier: NCT01621035     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ML7732
Study First Received: June 13, 2012
Last Updated: June 26, 2012 processed this record on September 21, 2017