Problem Solving/Physical Interventions and Aging
The purpose of this study is to examine the relative and combined efficacy of a physical activity and health promotion program to help sedentary adults over age 70 maintain an independent life style.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Problem Solving/Physical Interventions and Aging|
- physical health and function [ Time Frame: screening, baseline, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- affective status [ Time Frame: screening, baseline, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The study recruited 273 participants from a community-based HMO for whom computerized health service utilization and cost data were already available, as well as cognitive, functional, and health status measures. The participants were randomly placed into one of four treatment groups: exercise, health promotion, combination exercise and health promotion, and routine medical care. Assessments for physical performance, emotional well-being, and physical and emotional health status were conducted at screening, baseline, after 3 months (post-treatment), and at 6, 12, and 18-month follow-up by interviewers blind to treatment assignment.
|Principal Investigator:||Linda Teri, PhD||University of Washington School of Nursing, Northwest Research Group on Aging|