Health Status and Cardiovascular Stress of Veteran Soccer Players

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Saarland University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01171222
First received: July 22, 2010
Last updated: August 26, 2011
Last verified: July 2010
  Purpose

This study shall provide missing descriptive data on health status of veteran players and potential preventive effects of soccer at an age of 40 to 60 years. The investigation represents a cross-sectional examination of cardiovascular parameters and metabolic stress induced by training and competition. Additionally, orthopedic and other medical risks are to be revealed, and options should be developed to minimize these risks, e.g. by preventive measures included in training or rule modifications.


Condition
Health Status
Stress

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Health Status and Cardiovascular Stress of Veteran Soccer Players

Further study details as provided by Saarland University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Descriptive data from medical check up and physiological testing [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    The investigation represents a cross-sectional examination of cardiovascular parameters and metabolic stress induced by training and competition:

    • resting ECG
    • stress ECG
    • blood sample
    • VO2max
    • visit of training and competition (including the measurement of heart rate and blood lactate)


Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
veteran soccer players from Saarland County, Germany

Detailed Description:

Facing the demographic trends in Western societies there is an expected increase in interest in soccer for males between 40 and 60 years. Positive effects of such an activity on health can be suspected based on some studies and analogous conclusions. However, no sufficient database is available yet. Moreover, the range of cardiovascular risk factors or pre-existing diseases for this specific population is not known.

This study shall provide missing descriptive data on health status of veteran players and potential preventive effects of soccer at an age of 40 to 60 years. The investigation represents a cross-sectional examination of cardiovascular parameters and metabolic stress induced by training and competition. Additionally, orthopedic and other medical risks are to be revealed, and options should be developed to minimize these risks, e.g. by preventive measures included in training or rule modifications.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

veteran soccer players from Saarland County, Germany

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male veteran soccer players aged 40 years and older, who are member of a club veteran team

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diseases or injuries which are contraindications for physical exercise
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01171222

Locations
Germany
Saarland University
Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany, 66123
Sponsors and Collaborators
Saarland University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tim Meyer, Prof. Dr. Saarland University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. Tim Meyer, Saarland University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01171222     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Saarland University
Study First Received: July 22, 2010
Last Updated: August 26, 2011
Health Authority: Germany: Ärztekammer des Saarlandes

Keywords provided by Saarland University:
soccer
prevention
veteran athletes
exercise
Cardiovascular

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 18, 2014