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Aquatic Verses Land Exercise to Decrease Fall Risk

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00227071
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 27, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 4, 2006
Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Saskatchewan

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 23, 2005
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 27, 2005
Last Update Posted Date January 4, 2006
Study Start Date  ICMJE September 1999
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 26, 2005)
  • muscle strength
  • balance
  • mobility
  • function
  • quality of life
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 26, 2005)
bone status
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Aquatic Verses Land Exercise to Decrease Fall Risk
Official Title  ICMJE The Effect of Water Verses Land Exercise to Decrease Fall Risk in Older Women With Osteoporosis
Brief Summary Compare the effect of aquatic,land and no exercise on fall risk factors in women diagnosed with osteoporosis
Detailed Description Background and Purpose: Fall prevention through exercise is an ongoing goal of researchers and clinicians. This study compared the effects of aquatic exercise (AE), land exercise (LE) and no exercise (NE) on fall risk factors. Subjects: Seventy-three women, 60 or older, with osteoporosis (OP). Method: Randomized clinical trial comparing balance, posture, strength, mobility, function, falls, and quality of life. Results: Significant differences (p<0.05) were found for participants' ratings of global change (AE and LE > NE), tandem balance (AE > LE) and function (LE > AE). Joint pain and falls occurred more often during LE. Discussion and Conclusion: Participants experienced significant global improvement with both AE and LE. Less joint pain, reduced falls and improved balance were found in AE, however LE was more effective in improving functional ability at home. Clinicians should consider the individual's specific impairments and risk factors when recommending exercise programs on land or in water.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Osteoporosis
Intervention  ICMJE Behavioral: exercise
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 26, 2005)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Study Completion Date  ICMJE June 2002
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 60 or older
  • diagnosed with osteoporosis
  • female

Exclusion Criteria:

  • has not been involved in regular exercise in past 2 months
  • does not have any medical or neurological condition that would significantly limit activities of daily living, such that involvement in an exercise program would jeopardize safety
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Ages  ICMJE 60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Canada
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00227071
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE BMC 1999-65
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of Saskatchewan
Collaborators  ICMJE Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Cathy M Arnold University of Saskatchewan
PRS Account University of Saskatchewan
Verification Date September 2005

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