Enhancement of Physical Fitness in Older Adults (NLC2010)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01421628|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 23, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Pain Physical Impairment||Other: Fitness exercise program||Not Applicable|
The ageing population leads to an increase of chronic disease and disability and to a decrease of physical activity and ADL performance. This circle can be reversed by physical exercise to increase physical fitness.
The goal of this research is to establish the effects of a trainings program on ADL performance, physical fitness and nocturnal cramps. Furthermore the characteristics from participants who benefit from the program will be investigated by the research.
The study design is a randomized intervention study. Participants are elderly people, age 65 years and older, without cognitive impairment.
Intervention: The intervention is a physical trainings program. The intensity is moderate, the frequency is daily and the total duration is 6 weeks. The control group will be provided with an education program.
Main parameters are: physical fitness, nocturnal cramp severity and frequency.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||180 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Factorial Assignment|
|Official Title:||The Effectiveness of a Trainings Program on ADL Performance, Physical Fitness, Wellbeing, and Nocturnal Cramp in Elderly People|
|Study Start Date :||September 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||November 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2010|
Other: Fitness exercise program
Exercise program, daily frequency, duration of 6 weeks.
- Physical fitness [ Time Frame: six weeks ]Strength, balance
- ADL performance [ Time Frame: six weeks ]Performance based ADL test
- Well being [ Time Frame: six weeks ]Questionnaires like SF-36
- Nocturnal cramps [ Time Frame: Six weeks ]Visual analogue scale (VAS)
- Frequency nocturnal cramp [ Time Frame: Six weeks ]Number of cramp attacks per day.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01421628
|Appingedam, Groningen, Netherlands, 9934 JD|
|Principal Investigator:||Hank Hallegraeff, PT, MSc|