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Effects of Balance Training in Older Adults With Dementia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02073318
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:

Purpose -To investigate whether older adults with dementia who have balance and gait problems can improve their balance and gait function after an individualized 4-week tasks-oriented balance training with sensory manipulation.

Hypothesis

-There is significant difference of Timed Up and Go Test, Berg Balance Scale, walking speed, 30-s chair-stand test, Chair sit-and-reach test and Barthel Index between dementia patients who received tasks-oriented balance training and those didn't receive after 4-weeks training and one month follow-up.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dementia Other: Task-oriented balance training Other: Upper extremities exercise Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 19 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Task-oriented Balance Training in Institutionalized Older Adults With Dementia
Study Start Date : December 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dementia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Balance training Other: Task-oriented balance training
4 weeks individualized task-oriented balance training, twice a week and 1 hour each session

Active Comparator: Control
Control group received 4 weeks upper extremities exercise in sitting position
Other: Upper extremities exercise

4 weeks upper extremities exercise in sitting position, twice a week and 1 hour each session

weeks





Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Timed Up and Go test [ Time Frame: baseline, post-treatment, 1-month follow up ]
    Change from Baseline of Timed Up and Go test

  2. Berg Balance Scale [ Time Frame: baseline, post-treatment, 1-month follow up ]
    Change from Baseline of Berg Balance Scale

  3. walking speed [ Time Frame: baseline, post-treatment, 1-month follow up ]
    Change from Baseline of walking speed


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 30-s chair-stand test [ Time Frame: baseline, post-treatment, 1-month follow up ]
    Change from Baseline of 30-s chair-stand test

  2. chair sit-and-reach test [ Time Frame: baseline, post-treatment, 1-month follow up ]
    Change from Baseline of chair sit-and-reach test

  3. Saint Louis University mental status examination [ Time Frame: baseline, post-treatment, 1-month follow up ]
    Change from Baseline of Saint Louis University mental status examination

  4. Barthel index [ Time Frame: baseline, post-treatment, 1-month follow up ]
    Change from Baseline of Barthel index



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient provides oral consent, and written consent obtains from next of kin
  • Older than 65 years
  • Diagnosis of dementia, based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) or The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10)
  • Can follow order to complete the screening test(Timed Up and Go test)
  • Has balance and gait problems
  • Can standing independently with/without assistive device or can standing with minimal assistance

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Newly developed cardiopulmonary disease and other exercise contraindications
  • Other neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disease that might affect the outcome(ex. Recent stroke, fracture or orthopedic surgery)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02073318


Locations
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Taiwan
The Catholic Foundation of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia St. Joseph Home for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia
Taipei, Taiwan, 886-108-67
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
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Study Chair: Ming-Hsia Hu, Ph.D. School of Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University
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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02073318    
Other Study ID Numbers: 201011010RB
First Posted: February 27, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 27, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dementia
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders