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Effect of Suspension Training in the Elderly

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: NCT03384264
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 27, 2017
Last Update Posted : December 27, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Francesco Campa, University of Bologna

Brief Summary:
This study aimed to analyze the effects of a 12-week suspension exercise training programme on handgrip strength (HG) and anthropometric and bioelectrical impedance parameters in older adults.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Effects of Suspension Training Other: Physical activity Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Changes in Phase Angle and Handgrip Strength Induced by Suspension Training in Older Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 12, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : April 1, 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: TG Other: Physical activity
The suspension device was securely attached to a fixed beam. The suspension programme included an initial 10 min warm-up with very low-intensity joint mobility exercises. The central part of the program had a duration of 40 min and included six exercises in which the level of intensity was based on the inclination of the body. The exercises were performed in a split routine, alternating by segment to prevent joint overload. Finally, participants performed 10 minutes of stretching.

No Intervention: CG
the CG maintained their normal physical activity habits over the study

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Phase angle [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Bioelectrical impedance parameter

  2. Body composition [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    anthropometric measures

  3. Handgrip strength [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

non-hypertensive and not receiving hormonal replacement therapy,

Exclusion Criteria:

performing any regular physical exercise more than once a week over the 6 months preceding the beginning of the study

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Responsible Party: Francesco Campa, Doctor, University of Bologna Identifier: NCT03384264    
Other Study ID Numbers: 28102016
First Posted: December 27, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 27, 2017
Last Verified: December 2017

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No