Exercise Improves Executive Function and Dual-task Decrements

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 2, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 2, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yea-Ru Yang, National Yang Ming University

Brief Summary:
A 12-week multicomponent exercise is effective in improving executive function and gait performance in dual-task conditions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Older Adults Other: Exercise Other: Education classes Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 29 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicomponent Exercise Improves Executive Function and Dual-task Decrements in Gait Among Older Adults
Study Start Date : August 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Exercise
Multicomponent exercise
Other: Exercise
Multicomponent exercise

Placebo Comparator: Education classes
Education classes
Other: Education classes

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. spatial and temporal gait parameters [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    velocity (cm/s), stride time (ms), stride length (cm), stride time variability (%) and stride length variability (%) under single- or two dual-task conditions

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Executive Interview [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    This test consisted of 25-item rating for executive function on tasks. Scores ranged from 0 to 2 for each item, and higher scores indicated worse performance.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age more than 65 years old
  • ability to walk outdoor independently without assistive devices

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unstable medical conditions interfering with participation in the study
  • diagnosis of dementia, psychosis, neurological disease, and depression
  • unable to receive external information for finishing the neuropsychological tests

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02102308

Department of Physical Therapy and Assistive Technology
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Yang Ming University
Principal Investigator: Yea-Ru Yang, PhD National Yang Ming University

Responsible Party: Yea-Ru Yang, Professor, National Yang Ming University Identifier: NCT02102308     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: elderly1
NSC100-2314-B-010-021-MY2 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: NSC100-2314-B-010-021-MY2 )
First Posted: April 2, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 2, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014