Use of Jumping Mechanography as a Method to Assess Musculoskeletal Status in Older Adults

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00596089
First received: January 7, 2008
Last updated: April 5, 2010
Last verified: January 2008
  Purpose

Decline in muscle function may increase risk of hip fracture and decrease quality of life. Different tests are currently used to measure muscle function but they do not work for all individuals. A test called "jumping mechanography," which measures jumping power, may be useful in more people and obtain better information. This study will help us determine whether this test is able to detect differences between muscle function in younger and older adults, as well as whether it is a safe method to use in all ages.


Condition
Musculoskeletal Status
Muscle Weakness

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Use of Jumping Mechanography as a Method to Assess Musculoskeletal Status in Older Adults: A Pilot Study

Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary outcome is the instantaneous weight corrected peak power taken from the maximal countermovement jump [ Time Frame: single session ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
Men and women 60 years and older
2
Men and women 20-30 years of age

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Men and women 60 years and older and men and women 20-30 years of age

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Women and men aged 20 to 30 or ≥ 60 years
  2. Able and willing to sign informed consent.
  3. Ability to stand without assistance.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Acute pain different and/or worse than the individuals chronic baseline pain
  2. History of recent trauma to musculoskeletal system
  3. Neuromuscular disease impairing balance to the degree of not being able to stand without assistance.
  4. History of fragility fracture within the last year
  5. Patients with a BMD T-score of less than -3.5 at any measured site and a vertebral fracture.
  6. History of severe end-organ disease, e.g., cardiovascular, hepatic, hematologic, pulmonary, etc., which might limit the ability to complete this study.
  7. Recent history of malignancy with metastasis to the musculoskeletal system.
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Locations
United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Osteoporosis Clinical and Research Program
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53705
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Neil C Binkley, MD University of Wisconsin - Institute on Aging
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Neil Binkley, MD, University of Wisconsin - Institute on Aging
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00596089     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-0274
Study First Received: January 7, 2008
Last Updated: April 5, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Muscle Weakness
Paresis
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms

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