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The Baltimore Experience Corps Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Retirement Research Foundation
Abell Foundation
Goldseker Foundation
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
George W. Rebok, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00380562
First received: September 25, 2006
Last updated: September 18, 2013
Last verified: September 2013

September 25, 2006
September 18, 2013
July 2006
December 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Decreased disability in mobility and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) [ Time Frame: Measured in 4 month intevals from baseline to 24 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Walking speed, chair stands, questionnaires related to mobility and activities
Decreased disability in mobility and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)
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  • Decreased falls [ Time Frame: Measured in 4 month intervals from baseline to 24 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • decreased rate of decline in memory [ Time Frame: Measured in 4 month intervals from baseline to 24 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • increased, preserved or slowed decline in strength, balance, walking speed, frailty, timed "get up and go", cortical plasticity and executive function and speed and accuracy in objective IADL task performance [ Time Frame: Measured in 4 month intervals from baseline to 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Decreased falls
  • decreased rate of decline in memory
  • increased, preserved or slowed decline in strength, balance, walking speed, frailty, timed “get up and go”, cortical plasticity and executive function and speed and accuracy in objective IADL task performance
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The Baltimore Experience Corps Study
Experience Corps Trial: Improving Health of Older Populations Through Generativity

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of the Experience Corps program in preventing or delaying physical disability in older adults, by studying the effects of volunteerism on physical, social and cognitive well-being.

The Baltimore Experience Corps Study is a randomized, controlled, community-based trial of the effectiveness of Experience Corps (EC) to determine if participation for adults 60 years and older, over two years of follow-up, results in better outcomes in the EC versus control arm in terms of mobility, strength, balance, and cognitive functioning.

The Experience Corps is a community-based model for health promotion for older adults embedded within a social engagement program. The program places older adult volunteers in meaningful roles in public elementary schools, bringing the time, experience, and wisdom of older adults to bear in improving academic and behavioral outcomes of children. The Experience Corps incorporates health promotion preventing disability and dependency associated with aging, into new, generative roles for older adults.

This program was initially designed by Dr. Linda Fried of this application, along with Marc Freedman of Civic Ventures, Inc. It has gone through two national demonstrations, neither of which evaluated the impact on older adults.

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Aging
  • Generativity
Behavioral: Experience Corps
High intensity volunteering (15 hours a week or more) over a two year time period working with children in grades K-3 in Baltimore City Schools. Controls are assigned to usual activities for two years and then offered opportunity to volunteer with children at the end of two year.
  • Experimental: Volunteer
    High intensity volunteering (15 hours a week or greater) in Baltimore City Schools with children in grades K-3
    Intervention: Behavioral: Experience Corps
  • No Intervention: Control
    Usual activities

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
702
December 2011
December 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 60 years or older
  • Agree to commit to at least 1 year of participation in the EC and to participate at least 15 hours per week for the full school year, if randomized to the intervention group
  • Meet minimum criteria for cognitive functioning necessary to function successfully in a school setting
  • Functionally literate, using a nationally recognized and standardized evaluation which provides grade level equivalency in reading and spelling
  • Ability to travel to the schools, if randomized to the intervention group
  • Agree to accept randomization and to participate in evaluations
  • Clearance on the Baltimore city public school's criminal background check, if randomized to intervention group
  • Complete training, if randomized to intervention group

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 60 years of age
Both
60 Years and older
Yes
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United States
 
NCT00380562
AG0069, P01AG027735, PO1AG027735
Yes
George W. Rebok, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
  • Retirement Research Foundation
  • Abell Foundation
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • Goldseker Foundation
  • The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.
Principal Investigator: George Rebok, PhD Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
September 2013

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