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Unsupervised Elastic Band Exercises Performed by Frail Elderly Hospitalized Patients Monitored by the Bandcizer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02702557
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 8, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Aalborg University
Amager Hospital
Hvidovre University Hospital
University of Copenhagen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Aalborg University Hospital

Brief Summary:
This feasibility study investigates if frail elderly and hospitalized patients are able to perform unsupervised elastic band exercises as a supplement to their usual supervised physiotherapy sessions and how much training they perform during their hospitalization. It is also investigated how the frail elderly and the health personnel experiences the unsupervised elastic band exercises.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Frail Elderly Other: Elastic Band Exercises Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Feasibility Study of Unsupervised Elastic Band Exercises Performed by Frail Elderly Hospitalized Patients Monitored by the Bandcizer as a Supplement to Usual Supervised Physiotherapy Sessions
Study Start Date : February 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Elastic Band Exercises
Unsupervised Elastic band exercises performed once a day until the patient is discharged from the hospital. One exercise for the upper extremity (row exercise level 1-3) and one exercise for the lower extremity (knee extension level 1-3). The two exercises are both performed as 3 sets of 10 repetitions.
Other: Elastic Band Exercises
Other Name: Bandcizer




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total number of sets performed [ Time Frame: From inclusion-discharge from hospital - up to 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The total number of repetitions performed [ Time Frame: From inclusion-discharge from hospital - up to 6 weeks ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Mean deviation from the prescribed TUT per repetition in seconds during the course of the intervention [ Time Frame: From inclusion-discharge from hospital - up to 6 weeks ]
    The mean deviation is calculated as the difference between actual TUT and prescribed TUT (8 seconds).

  2. Difference in score of two tests: The 30-s chair stand and the de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) [ Time Frame: From beginning of hospitalization to discharge from hospital - up to 6 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Frail elderly and hospitalized patients with a minimal score of 5/15 measured by the Tilburg Frailty Indicator
  • Able to read and understand Danish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Frail elderly and hospitalized patients with a score of <5 measured by the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire
  • Frail elderly and hospitalized patients where resistance training and physical activity is contraindicated (evaluated by a geriatrician and/or physiotherapist)

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Locations
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Denmark
Aalborg University Hospital
Aalborg, North Region Denmark, Denmark, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aalborg University Hospital
Aalborg University
Amager Hospital
Hvidovre University Hospital
University of Copenhagen
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Jane Andreasen, ph.d. stud. Department of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Aalborg University Hospital

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Responsible Party: Aalborg University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02702557     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016-42
First Posted: March 8, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 3, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016

Keywords provided by Aalborg University Hospital:
Frail Elderly
Elastic Band Exercises
Unsupervised Exercises
Monitoring Technology
Bandcizer
Adherence
Feasibility