Effects of Global Postural re-Education Program

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of the State of Santa Catarina
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00736762
First received: August 15, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2008
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The postural alterations present in the seniors people act as predisponent form of incapacities that provoke alterations in the quality of life. The objective of this study is to evaluate the biomechanical characteristics of the balance of elderly people, before and after treatment with Global Postural Re-education. This research is characterized by experimental method of investigation.Thirty elderly people (30 women) will be randomized to two different groups from Group of Studies of Third Age - GETI, at University of the State of Santa Catarina:

  • fifteen elderly women will be submitted to the Global Postural Re-education (GPR) program and to the GETI program of activities
  • fifteen elderly women will be submitted only to the GETI program of activities.

At baseline the subjects will be screened for balance measurements with the chattecx balance system and Berg Scale. These measurements will be repeat immediately after the intervention. The subjects randomised to the GPR program will participate in posture retraining techniques of approximately forty minutes, one time a week for ten weeks. The independent t test for pairs of random samples will be used, with level of significance of p≤0,05.


Condition Intervention
Healthy
Elderly
Other: GPR

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effects of Global Postural re-Education Program on the Biomechanical Characteristics of the Elderly Balance.

Further study details as provided by University of the State of Santa Catarina:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • center of pressure (cop) [ Time Frame: pre-treatment, five weeks and pos-treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: GPR
Global postural re-education intervention
Other: GPR
The subjects randomised to the GPR program will participate in posture retraining techniques of approximately forty minutes, one time a week for ten weeks.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Senior that accomplish physical activity in the GETI (group of studies of the third age - Santa Catarina State University)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Visually impaired person
  • Vestibular disorder
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Use of prostheses and ortheses
  • Cancer
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00736762

Locations
Brazil
Santa Catarina State University
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 88080350
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of the State of Santa Catarina
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gilmar Santos, PhD Santa Catarina State University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Gilmar Moraes Santos / PhD, University of the State of Santa Catarina
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00736762     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 136/07
Study First Received: August 15, 2008
Last Updated: August 15, 2008
Health Authority: Brazil: National Committee of Ethics in Research

Keywords provided by University of the State of Santa Catarina:
Global postural re-education
Balance
Physical therapy
older people

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