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Problem Solving/Physical Interventions and Aging

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00097643
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2004
Last Update Posted : August 13, 2008
Information provided by:
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

November 24, 2004
November 25, 2004
August 13, 2008
September 2000
September 2004   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • physical health and function [ Time Frame: screening, baseline, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months ]
  • affective status [ Time Frame: screening, baseline, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months ]
  • physical health and function
  • affective status
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Problem Solving/Physical Interventions and Aging
Problem Solving/Physical Interventions and Aging
The purpose of this study is to examine the relative and combined efficacy of a physical activity and health promotion program to help sedentary adults over age 70 maintain an independent life style.
The study recruited 273 participants from a community-based HMO for whom computerized health service utilization and cost data were already available, as well as cognitive, functional, and health status measures. The participants were randomly placed into one of four treatment groups: exercise, health promotion, combination exercise and health promotion, and routine medical care. Assessments for physical performance, emotional well-being, and physical and emotional health status were conducted at screening, baseline, after 3 months (post-treatment), and at 6, 12, and 18-month follow-up by interviewers blind to treatment assignment.
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Behavioral: exercise
  • Behavioral: health promotion
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September 2004
September 2004   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 70 or older
  • live independently
  • less than 150 minutes regular exercise per week
  • able to walk across a room without a person assisting
  • English speaking
  • planning to stay in local area for at least 6 months (duration of active study)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cancer
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • uncontrolled arrhythmia
  • uncontrolled hypertension
  • uncontrolled diabetes
  • surgery during the past year
  • ongoing mental health or psychiatric condition
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
70 Years and older   (Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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5R01AG014777-05 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Linda Teri, PhD, Northwest Research Group on Aging, University of Washington School of Nursing
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
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Principal Investigator: Linda Teri, PhD University of Washington School of Nursing, Northwest Research Group on Aging
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
August 2008

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