Enhancement of Physical Fitness in Older Adults (NLC2010)
Ageing is related to a decrease in physical fitness, disability and age related symptoms like nocturnal leg cramps (NLC). Our research is focused on the enhancement of physical activity and mobility to increase physical fitness and decrease disability and nocturnal cramp in older adults.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||The Effectiveness of a Trainings Program on ADL Performance, Physical Fitness, Wellbeing, and Nocturnal Cramp in Elderly People|
- Physical fitness [ Time Frame: six weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Strength, balance
- ADL performance [ Time Frame: six weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Performance based ADL test
- Well being [ Time Frame: six weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Questionnaires like SF-36
- Nocturnal cramps [ Time Frame: Six weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Visual analogue scale (VAS)
- Frequency nocturnal cramp [ Time Frame: Six weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Number of cramp attacks per day.
|Study Start Date:||September 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: Fitness exercise program
Exercise program, daily frequency, duration of 6 weeks.
The ageing population leads to an increase of chronic disease and disability and to a decrease of physical activity and ADL performance. This circle can be reversed by physical exercise to increase physical fitness.
The goal of this research is to establish the effects of a trainings program on ADL performance, physical fitness and nocturnal cramps. Furthermore the characteristics from participants who benefit from the program will be investigated by the research.
The study design is a randomized intervention study. Participants are elderly people, age 65 years and older, without cognitive impairment.
Intervention: The intervention is a physical trainings program. The intensity is moderate, the frequency is daily and the total duration is 6 weeks. The control group will be provided with an education program.
Main parameters are: physical fitness, nocturnal cramp severity and frequency.
|Appingedam, Groningen, Netherlands, 9934 JD|
|Principal Investigator:||Hank Hallegraeff, PT, MSc|