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Health Status and Cardiovascular Stress of Veteran Soccer Players

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01171222
First Posted: July 28, 2010
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2011
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Saarland University
July 22, 2010
July 28, 2010
August 29, 2011
March 2010
January 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Descriptive data from medical check up and physiological testing [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

The investigation represents a cross-sectional examination of cardiovascular parameters and metabolic stress induced by training and competition:

  • resting ECG
  • stress ECG
  • blood sample
  • VO2max
  • visit of training and competition (including the measurement of heart rate and blood lactate)
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Health Status and Cardiovascular Stress of Veteran Soccer Players
Health Status and Cardiovascular Stress of Veteran Soccer Players
This study shall provide missing descriptive data on health status of veteran players and potential preventive effects of soccer at an age of 40 to 60 years. The investigation represents a cross-sectional examination of cardiovascular parameters and metabolic stress induced by training and competition. Additionally, orthopedic and other medical risks are to be revealed, and options should be developed to minimize these risks, e.g. by preventive measures included in training or rule modifications.

Facing the demographic trends in Western societies there is an expected increase in interest in soccer for males between 40 and 60 years. Positive effects of such an activity on health can be suspected based on some studies and analogous conclusions. However, no sufficient database is available yet. Moreover, the range of cardiovascular risk factors or pre-existing diseases for this specific population is not known.

This study shall provide missing descriptive data on health status of veteran players and potential preventive effects of soccer at an age of 40 to 60 years. The investigation represents a cross-sectional examination of cardiovascular parameters and metabolic stress induced by training and competition. Additionally, orthopedic and other medical risks are to be revealed, and options should be developed to minimize these risks, e.g. by preventive measures included in training or rule modifications.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample
veteran soccer players from Saarland County, Germany
  • Health Status
  • Stress
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veteran soccer players from Saarland County, Germany
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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January 2011
January 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male veteran soccer players aged 40 years and older, who are member of a club veteran team

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diseases or injuries which are contraindications for physical exercise
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
40 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Yes
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Germany
 
 
NCT01171222
Saarland University
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Prof. Dr. Tim Meyer, Saarland University
Saarland University
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Principal Investigator: Tim Meyer, Prof. Dr. Saarland University
Saarland University
July 2010