Exercise Effects on Brain Health and Learning From Minutes to Months (EXTEND)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03114150|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 14, 2017
Last Update Posted : May 24, 2022
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Sedentary Lifestyle||Behavioral: Cardiorespiratory fitness training Behavioral: Functional fitness training||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Exercise to Improve Hippocampal Connectivity and Learning in Older Adults|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 1, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 2023|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 2024|
Experimental: Cardiorespiratory fitness training
Cardiorespiratory fitness training will be a 24-week supervised cycling program designed to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, with supervision directly from the research team. All participants will first receive a one-on-one orientation with an exercise training specialist that has been trained by Dr. Gary Pierce in monitoring an exercise program for healthy older adults. Training will start with a 5 minute-warm-up, 20 minutes moderate intensity cycling and 30 minutes light intensity cycling, and 5 minute cool-down per session, for 3 sessions/week. In each additional week, 6 minutes of moderate intensity cycling per session will be added, until the total time for moderate intensity is 50 minutes per session by the start of week 5 (with additional 5 minute warm-up and 5 minute cool-down).
Behavioral: Cardiorespiratory fitness training
Physical exercise of moderate intensity designed to improve cardiorespiratory fitness
Active Comparator: Functional fitness training
Functional fitness training will be a 24-week supervised exercise program designed to focus on functional flexibility and mobility, with supervision directly from our research team. All participants will first receive a one-on-one orientation with an exercise training specialist that has been trained by Dr. Gary Pierce in monitoring an exercise program for healthy older adults. Training will start with a 5 minute-warm-up, 20 minutes of light intensity cycling and 20 minutes of dynamic stretching to increase range of motion and functional fitness, for 3 sessions/week. In each additional week, additional stretches will be added to maintain variety and improve flexibility of all major muscle groups.
Behavioral: Functional fitness training
Physical exercise of light intensity designed to improve functional fitness
- Change in hippocampal-dependent learning [ Time Frame: Baseline, 24-weeks ]Learning rate on constructs that have been examined in animal models including context acquisition, episodic associations, and spatial navigation.
- Change in hippocampal-cortical functional connectivity [ Time Frame: Baseline, 30 minutes ]The strength of the correlation between the spontaneous functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) signal in the hippocampus and cortical regions in a hippocampal-cortical memory system.
- Change in hippocampal-cortical functional connectivity [ Time Frame: Baseline, 24-weeks ]The strength of the correlation between the spontaneous functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) signal in the hippocampus and cortical regions in a hippocampal-cortical memory system.
- Change in cardiorespiratory fitness [ Time Frame: Baseline, 24-weeks ]Cardiorespiratory fitness will be measured during a maximal exercise test. Oxygen uptake (VO2) will be measured from expired air samples taken at 30 second intervals until a peak VO2, the highest VO2, is attained at the point of test termination due to symptom limitation and/or volitional exhaustion.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03114150
|Contact: Michelle W Voss, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Iowa|
|University of Iowa||Recruiting|
|Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242-1401|
|Contact: Michelle Voss 319-335-2057 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Michelle W Voss, PhD||University of Iowa|