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The Long-term Effects of Training on Muscle Strength and Functionality

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: September 10, 2012
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2012
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Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the long-term effects of 1 year of high-intensity fitness training and low-intensity whole-body vibration training on muscle strength and functionality. Therefore, muscle strength and functionality are measured after a 6-yr interval in older adults (65+).

Training Ageing Muscle Strength Functionality

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Further study details as provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:

Enrollment: 65
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Whole-body vibration


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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Older adults (+65 years)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female (+65 years)
  • participation in previous study "De effecten van oefenprogramma's op gezondheids- en fitheidsgerelateerde parameters in een groep van 60-plussers" [The effects of exercise programs on health and fitness-related parameters in a group of people over 60]
  • able to perform a maximal strength test on a dynamometer

Exclusion Criteria:

- pathologies that prohibit a maximal strength test on a dynamometer

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Responsible Party: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01682330     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: s53571
First Submitted: September 5, 2012
First Posted: September 10, 2012
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012