Muscle Strength and Functional Autonomy of Elderly Women

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Euro-American Network of Human Kinetics
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01553396
First received: March 7, 2012
Last updated: March 13, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
  Purpose

This study shows an evaluation of the correlation between the muscle strength levels and functional autonomy of elderly women.


Condition
Muscle, Ligament and Fascia Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Muscle Strength and Functional Autonomy of Normo-IGF-1 Elderly Women With Skeletal Muscle Dysfunctions

Further study details as provided by Euro-American Network of Human Kinetics:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Whole blood


Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the muscle strength levels and functional autonomy of elderly women with impaired muscle-skeletal system depending on the normal IGF-1 level. The target-population was composed by elderly women aged between 60 and 75 years (age: 67.79 ± 5.11 years, BMI: 28.01 ± 5.4), residents of an asylum, with IGF-1 levels within the normal values for the age (normo-IGF-1). Evaluations of the muscle strength (1-RM test) and the functional autonomy (GDLAM Protocol) in the performance of activities of daily living (ADL), and a measurement of basal serum levels of IGF-1 (Chemiluminescence method) were performed.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

The population consists of 123 elderly women residents of São Lucas shelter, located in Cacimba Velha, Teresina-PI, Brazil. The sample consists of 35 elderly women. The elderly participants in the study signed a written informed consent.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • present a muscle-skeletal dysfunction, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, tendinitis, but being able to perform their ADL without help from others;
  • did not practice physical activity for at least 12 months;
  • provide a normal IGF-1 level for their age;

Exclusion Criteria:

  • elderly women unfit to perform the strength and functional autonomy tests for the medical assessment;
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Euro-American Network of Human Kinetics
Investigators
Study Chair: Estélio HM Dantas, DSc University Castelo Branco (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Euro-American Network of Human Kinetics
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01553396     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0165/2008
Study First Received: March 7, 2012
Last Updated: March 13, 2012
Health Authority: Brazil: Ministry of Health

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