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The Influence of Exercise on Mental Health After Discharge From Hospital

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Oslo University College
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Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 10, 2010
Last updated: August 23, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
September 10, 2010
August 23, 2012
January 2010
August 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Health-related quality of life. Short form Health Survey (SF-36, version 2 [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 months ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01204567 on Archive Site
Senior fitness test, Cognitive capacity, PASE [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 months ]
Same as current
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The Influence of Exercise on Mental Health After Discharge From Hospital
The Aim of the Study is to Evaluate the Effect of Aerobic Fitness Training on Mental Health (Health-related Quality of Life), Cognitive and Physical Capacity in Older People Discharged From Hospital.

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of aerobic fitness training on mental health (health-related quality of life),cognitive and physical capacity in older people discharge from hospital and to assess if further aerobic training at home enhances the effect.

Design: Randomized controlled trial conducted at Oslo University Hospital, department of Medicine in conjunction with Oslo University College. The subjects will be randomized into one intervention group (training group) or one control group.

Outcome measure:

Health-related quality of life Physical function Cognitive capacity Physical activity Body composition Physical activity level

Research has indicated that participation in a regular exercise program is an effective intervention to maintain and enhance cognitive and physical function in older individuals.Despite good evidence regarding the positive effects of exercise, a sedentary or inactive lifestyle is common among people over 65 years of old, especially among persons with chronic diseases. Research shows that good mental health and physical capacity is of vital importance for living independently in the community and we know that participation in physical activity offers good opportunities to extend years of active independent life. Nevertheless our knowledge is sparse regarding the evidence of effective programs for health promotion in groups of elderly, especially after discharge from hospital. Our knowledge is also sparse as to which intervention program is the most effective, group-based training or home- based training.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Quality of Life
Other: Aerobic training
Group-based Aerobic Interval Training twice a week in 12 weeks, based on the Ulleval model. The Norwegian Ulleval Model is a group-based aerobic interval training program which is widely used in Scandinavian hospitals for patients with coronary disease. It is designed to improve physical capacity, body awareness and emotional well-being.
Other Names:
  • 1 intervention group
  • 1 control group no follow-up
Active Comparator: Training follow-up after discharge
Aerobic training Home-program
Intervention: Other: Aerobic training
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
August 2012
August 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 70 years or older
  • Be able to perform the Timed Up and Go test without use of assistive device

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic disease with expected lifespan < 1 year
  • Exercise regularly more than twice a week
  • Cognitive impairment MMS < 24
  • Assessed by a doctor not to tolerate aerobic exercises
  • Exercise limiting cardiovascular or musculoskeletal disease
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
70 Years and older   (Senior)
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Oslo University Hospital
Oslo University Hospital
Oslo University College
Principal Investigator: Therese Brovold, phd student no afflication
Oslo University Hospital
August 2012

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