A Structured Qi-gong Program for Hospitalized Older Adults

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Fundacio Institut Catala de l'Envelliment
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00944788
First received: July 22, 2009
Last updated: June 12, 2013
Last verified: June 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to test the effects on a number of health outcomes and the feasibility of a structured program of qi-gong, a form of tai-chi which has been previously tested in older populations, in older hospitalized patients. In particular, this pilot study aims to assess changes in quality of life and depressive symptoms after 4 weeks of treatment, with the hypothesis that this intervention will have a positive impact on these two domains, compared to usual care. Adherence will be also monitored in the intervention arm.


Condition Intervention
Quality of Life
Behavioral Symptoms
Patient Compliance
Other: qi-gong

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Feasibility and Impact on Quality of Life and Depressive Symptoms of a Structured Qi-gong Program for Hospitalized Older Adults. A Pilot Study.

Further study details as provided by Fundacio Institut Catala de l'Envelliment:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of life [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Depressive symptoms [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adherence [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 58
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: qi-gong Other: qi-gong
Physical activity similar to tai-chi
No Intervention: Usual care

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • >=50 years old
  • Preserved ability to move inside the house (also using walking aids or chair)
  • Estimation of at least one month of hospitalization (convalescence or rehabilitation)
  • Ability and willing to sign informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Moderate to severe cognitive impairment (SPMSQ >= 4)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00944788

Locations
Spain
Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili
Barcelona, Spain, 08023
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fundacio Institut Catala de l'Envelliment
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Marco Inzitari, MD, PhD Fundació Institut Català de l'Envelliment
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Fundacio Institut Catala de l'Envelliment
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00944788     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FICE09071, CEEAH_UAB_792H
Study First Received: July 22, 2009
Last Updated: June 12, 2013
Health Authority: Spain: Comité Ético de Investigación Clínica

Keywords provided by Fundacio Institut Catala de l'Envelliment:
physical activity
aging
inpatients
quality of life
depression

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Behavioral Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 01, 2014