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Intervention Study of Mind-Body Physical Activity in Frail Institutionalized Elderly

This study has been completed.
Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine (France)
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First received: February 15, 2008
Last updated: May 18, 2009
Last verified: May 2009

February 15, 2008
May 18, 2009
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Intervention Study of Mind-Body Physical Activity in Frail Institutionalized Elderly
A Randomized Interventional Study of a Cognition-Action Physical Activity and Adapted Tai-Chi in Frail Institutionalized Elderly

Few previous studies have explored the effects of mind body approaches on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in frail elderly. Cognition and action are an inseparable whole while functioning. A new intervention-based approach using familiarity based movements and a non-judgmental approach was labeled "cognition-action." The investigators aimed to explore the effects of two different mind-body exercise types on (HRQoL) in frail institutionalized elderly.

The investigators' main hypothesis is that adaptated physical activity in frail institutionalized elderly can improve HRQoL.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Aging
  • Frailty
  • Behavioral: Mind-body exercises
  • Behavioral: Adapted Tai-chi
  • Experimental: CA
    Cognition and action are an inseparable whole while functioning, a new intervention based approach using familiarity based movements and non judgmental approach was labeled "cognition-action".
    Intervention: Behavioral: Mind-body exercises
  • Active Comparator: AT
    Adapted Tai Chi is based on Tai Chi like movements
    Intervention: Behavioral: Adapted Tai-chi
  • No Intervention: C
Dechamps A, Diolez P, Thiaudière E, Tulon A, Onifade C, Vuong T, Helmer C, Bourdel-Marchasson I. Effects of exercise programs to prevent decline in health-related quality of life in highly deconditioned institutionalized elderly persons: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jan 25;170(2):162-9. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.489.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
February 2008
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 65 and older
  • Institutionalized
  • Ability to get up alone or with technical or human help if necessary and ability to understand basic motor commands
  • Have given a signed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Terminally ill and bedridden patients
  • Unable or unwilling to sign the consent
  • Have participated in a study in the past 3 month
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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AGR-2006-01-Etude MARGE
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Isabelle Bourdel-Marchasson/ Professor (MD-PhD), Pole of Gerontology-CHU of Bordeaux/ CNRS 5536 University V Segalent Bordeaux 2
Association de Recherche Gerontologique
Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine (France)
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Association de Recherche Gerontologique
May 2009

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