Progressive Resistance Strength Training (PRT) in Hospitalised Elderly Patients (B15)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sigrid Tibaek, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01371097
First received: June 9, 2011
Last updated: September 20, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
  Purpose

The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of progressive resistance strength training (PRT) in elderly hospitalised patients. The hypothesis is that PRT given as an additional training would improve the rehabilitation and increase the level of activity of daily living.


Condition Intervention
Medical Diseases
Neurological Diseases
Chronical Obstructive Lung Diseases
Other: Progressive Resistance strength training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Progressive Resistance Strength Training in Hospitalised Elderly Patients

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Further study details as provided by Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Timed "Up & Go" Test [ Time Frame: Before randomisation and 3 days before discharge from the department ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The Timed Up & Go (TUG) test assess basic functional mobility.(14). The test measures the time (in seconds)that the subjects used for standing up from the seating position on a chair (chair seat height = 45 cm) with armrest, walking 3 m, turning around and walking back to the chair and sitting down again.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Barthel Index [ Time Frame: before randomisation and 3 days before discharge from the department ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    BI consists of 10 functional tasks of which 3 tasks focus the function of mowing and walking. Task numbers 8 in BI "Transfer" assess the ability to move and are rated on a 0, 5 and10 point ordinal scale. Task number 9 in BI "Walking" assess the ability to walk rated on a 0, 5 or 10 point scale.

    Task number 10 in BI "Stairs" assesses the ability to walk on stairs and is rated with 0, 5, 10 or 15 points.



Enrollment: 71
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: January 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control Group
Experimental: Treatment group Other: Progressive Resistance strength training
Resistance strength training is given as circle training. The resistance is increased with regularly intervals.

Detailed Description:

Elderly inpatients included in the study were randomised into a control group or a training group. All included patients received the regular in-physiotherapy, but the training group received progressive resistance training in groups in addition.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Hospitalised elderly patients referred for physiotherapy.
  2. Ability to perform standing position independently with/without walking aids (rollator, crutch) or bed/bench support.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Expected length of stay < 7 days.
  2. Dementia.
  3. Unable to communicate relevant.
  4. Unable to be active
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01371097

Locations
Denmark
Copenhagen University Hospital, Glostrup
Glostrup, Denmark, DK-2600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sigrid Tibaek, Dr Med Sci, PT Copenhagen University Hospital, Glostrup
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sigrid Tibaek, Dr Med Sci, pt, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01371097     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-KA-2006-0144
Study First Received: June 9, 2011
Last Updated: September 20, 2013
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Keywords provided by Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen:
Barthel Index
elderly hospitalised patients
progressive resistance training

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 20, 2014