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Lower Extremities Muscle Strength and Power Thresholds Required for Mobility Independence

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01374334
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2010 by State University of New York - Upstate Medical University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 15, 2011
Last Update Posted : July 7, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Aging is associated with loss of muscle strength and a serious import of physical disability. Treatment of age-related physical disability should focus on the prevention of the condition rather than the consequences. Need to modify daily tasks is an early sign of future mobility disability. Many older adults who utilize daily task modifications report no mobility difficulty. Neglect to self-report task modification may delay intervention. Identifying objective marker of task modification will help to identify task modifiers.

Condition or disease
Physical Disability

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Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 53 participants
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Lower Extremities Muscle Strength and Power Thresholds Required for Mobility Independence in Older Adults
Study Start Date : December 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2011
Groups and Cohorts


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
fifty-three community dwelling male (21) and female (32) older adults (76.4±5.2 years) were observed performing a chair rise, negotiating stairs, kneeling from a standing position, and rising from supine to stand.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 65 years and older
  • no major health problems

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants were not invited for further testing if they were unable to understand basic English, or reported health problems that contraindicated strength and functional testing.
  • Examples of such exclusion criteria included severe orthopedic limitations, uncontrolled cardiovascular or metabolic diseases, recent/unhealed fractures, disorders with highly variable course (e.g. multiple sclerosis), severe cognitive impairments, or a score of 20/30 or below on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) test (Folstein,M.F. 1975; Jensen,J. 2003;Tombaugh,T.N. 1992;).
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01374334


Sponsors and Collaborators
State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Moshe Marko State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
More Information

Responsible Party: Moshe Marko, Assistant professor
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01374334     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ThresholdMarko
First Posted: June 15, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2011
Last Verified: August 2010