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Evaluation of Exercise Benefits to Promote Health Aging Among Chronically Ill Geriatrics in a Community

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 6, 2012
Last updated: November 13, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of hydraulic resistance circuit training for elderly people with chronic illness.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Hypertension Osteoporosis Osteoarthritis Device: hydraulic resistance circuit training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Evaluation of Exercise Benefits to Promote Health Aging Among Chronically Ill Geriatrics in a Community.

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Further study details as provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) [ Time Frame: three years ]
    Level of self-reported physical activity assessed with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire,IPAQ and expressed as MET-minutes.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Body composition measurement [ Time Frame: three years ]
    Body composition refers to the amount of relative fat to muscle you have in your body, which the items include height (cm), weight(kg), body mass index (BMI), muscle mass(kg), fat (%), fat mass, fat free mass (FFM), and total body water (TBW).

  • The physical fitness assessment [ Time Frame: three years ]

    The physical fitness designed to evaluate several components of functional fitness was as follows:

    30-second chair stand test: Count the times that person rises in 30-s without pushing off with the arms.

    Chair sit and reach: Measure the distance with an 20-cm ruler that a person is short of reaching the toe (minus score) or beyond the toe (plus score).

    2-minute step test: Determine the times that person can step in place, raising (Alternate test) the knees to a height halfway between the iliac crest and middle of the patella, in 2-min.

    Back scratch: Measure the distance between (or the overlap of) the middle fingers behind the back when trying to touch the middle fingers of both hands together behind the back.

    8-foot up and go: Measure the time it takes to get out of a chair, walk 8-feet to and around a cone, and return to the chair.

Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2013
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: control
Do exercise at home with video program designed by our team.
Experimental: hydraulic resistance circuit training
Intervention:12 weeks resistance training
Device: hydraulic resistance circuit training
12 weeks (3 times per week, 40 min circuit) of hydraulic resistance circuit training that consisted of 10 types of equipments for different part of strength training.

Detailed Description:
This study is divided into three years. The aim of the first year is to analyze the types and percentage of chronic illness in middle- and old-aged population in communities and the impact on their physical and mental function. The Second year, we will use proper exercise prescriptions with exercise equipment available for chronic illness population and examine the improvement of their physical and mental functions after exercise intervention. The third year, we will adopt the concept of social marketing to promote knowledge about health-related fitness and exercise to communities and help to establish exercise center. To chronic illness people, the study seeks to delay the progression of disease and disability by encouraging them to participate in prescribed exercises. To relatively healthy people, exercise can achieve the purposes of healthy aging, decreased chronic illness, and improved ADLs function and life quality.

Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Subjects were recruited at the age of 45-80, and can communicate verbally and in writing.

Exclusion Criteria:

Subjects had physical limitation in sports and were advised not to exercise by doctors.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01754415

Tsung-Ching Lin
New Taipei City, Taiwan, 220
Sponsors and Collaborators
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
Study Chair: Tsung-Ching Lin, Master Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Far Eastern Memorial Hospital Identifier: NCT01754415     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FEMH-IRB-098101-3
Study First Received: November 6, 2012
Last Updated: November 13, 2013

Keywords provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:
Chronic illness
Resistance circuit training

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Disease
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on September 20, 2017