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Maximal Strength Training Following Hip Fracture Surgery: Impact on Muscle Mass, Balance, Walking Efficiency and Bone Density

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03030092
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 24, 2017
Last Update Posted : July 7, 2020
Central Norway Regional Health Authority
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Molde University College

Brief Summary:
One group will receive today's standard rehabilitation program following hip fracture surgery. The intervention group will have maximal strength training incorporated in their program. It consists of 3 training sessions per week for 8 weeks, where 4-5 repetitions over 4 sets for leg press and abduction resistance exercise at ~85% of maximal strength is carried out. Muscle strength, balance and bone density will be compared between the groups following the 8-week rehabilitation period. The feasibility of the intervention for the patient group will be evaluated based on compliance with training program and possible adverse events related to the operated hip.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Rehabilitation Other: Maximal Strength Training Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 27 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control group
Today's standard care
Experimental: Intervention group
Maximal Strength Training
Other: Maximal Strength Training
leg pres and abduction exercises

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Muscle strength [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    1RM leg press, and hip abduction

  2. Balance [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    unipedal stance test

  3. Bone Density [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 95 Years   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age over 65, hip fracture surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • COPD, Heart failure, Dementia
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Responsible Party: Molde University College Identifier: NCT03030092    
Other Study ID Numbers: Berg10069
First Posted: January 24, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 7, 2020
Last Verified: July 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No