Effects of Exercise Poles on Older Adults During Exercise Walking

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Ball State University
Information provided by:
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00037167
First received: May 16, 2002
Last updated: April 8, 2009
Last verified: April 2009

May 16, 2002
April 8, 2009
September 2001
April 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Effects of Exercise Poles on Older Adults During Exercise Walking
Impact of Running Poles on Older Adult Exercise Walking

This study uses a patented type of exercise poles, developed to assist runners rehabilitating from lower body injuries. These poles may offer older adults improved stability, reduced fear of falling, and lessened lower body pain when exercise walking.

Phase 1 (being concluded as of Feb 2002) used 18 older adults to investigate prototype versions of the running poles. Preliminary results, after 3 months of testing, indicate the poles are safe and effective. Phase 2 will use improved versions of the poles, which are currently in development, with a group of around 125-150 subjects over a longer length of time (12 months). Changes in walking gait quality, balance, strength, body composition, exercise adherence, and subjective perceptions of wellness will be assessed before, during, and after the 12 month exercise session.

Interventional
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Movement Disorders
  • Aging
Device: Exercise poles
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Completed
150
April 2007
April 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 65-80
  • Normal gait

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to walk continuously for 5 minutes
  • Contraindication from a personal physician
  • Height over 6'2" or weight over 200 lbs (due to limitations of existing pole design)
  • Mild to severe cognitive impairment
Both
65 Years to 80 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00037167
R44 AR48029, NIAMS-071
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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Ball State University
Principal Investigator: Martin van Breems Martinus Van Breems, Inc.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
April 2009

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