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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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Association de Recherche Gerontologique Identifier:
First received: February 15, 2008
Last updated: May 18, 2009
Last verified: May 2009

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.

Condition Intervention
Aging Frailty Behavioral: Mind-body exercises Behavioral: Adapted Tai-chi

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Interventional Study of a Cognition-Action Physical Activity and Adapted Tai-Chi in Frail Institutionalized Elderly

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • MOS SF-12

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Timed Up and Go test

Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: February 2008
Arms Assigned Interventions
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".
Behavioral: Mind-body exercises
Active Comparator: AT
Adapted Tai Chi is based on Tai Chi like movements
Behavioral: Adapted Tai-chi
No Intervention: C


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00623532

Hopital Xavier Arnozan, CHU de Bordeaux
Bordeaux, Gironde, France, 33604
Sponsors and Collaborators
Association de Recherche Gerontologique
Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine (France)
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Isabelle Bourdel-Marchasson/ Professor (MD-PhD), Pole of Gerontology-CHU of Bordeaux/ CNRS 5536 University V Segalent Bordeaux 2 Identifier: NCT00623532     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AGR-2006-01-Etude MARGE
Study First Received: February 15, 2008
Last Updated: May 18, 2009

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