Effects of Ritalin on Postural Stability of Old Adults

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Soroka University Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00817960
First received: January 6, 2009
Last updated: June 19, 2012
Last verified: December 2008

January 6, 2009
June 19, 2012
July 2011
January 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Postural sway measures [ Time Frame: Time 1: pre test` and hour later time 2: post testinng proceedure ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Effects of Ritalin on Postural Stability of Old Adults
Effects of Methylphenidate on Postural Stability of Old Adults Under Single and Dual Task Conditions.

Experimental design overview The proposed project is a prospective experimental study design. independent old adults(age 65 years old and older) who do not suffer from balance problems willing to participate in the study will be tested with well-established measuring techniques of Balance control before and 2 hours after taking of Methylphenidate (Ritalin) in the movement and Rehabilitation Laboratory at BGU. An automated algorithm will be used to extract standardized stabilogram-diffusion parameters from each of the COP data sets collected during quiet standing. These parameters include diffusion coefficients, critical displacement, critical time and scaling exponents for both lateral and anterior-posterior sway directions (Collins & De Luca, 1993). For each of the conditions (before and 1 hour after the use of Ritalin) in three task conditions single task; dual task (concentrating and identifying specific music); and just Listening to a relaxing music. Participants will be required to stand on the platform 10 times for 30 s. For each trial, they will be instructed to sway as little as possible.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Postural Imbalance
Drug: Methylphenidate
The effect of ritalin on postural stability of old adults (65 years old and over) will be measured using RCT study design
Experimental: Methylphenidate
Intervention: Drug: Methylphenidate
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Completed
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June 2012
January 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 65 years old and older
  • independent elderly adults
  • do not suffer from balance prblems
  • minimental score 24 and above

Exclusion Criteria:

  • old adults who suffer from neurological disease or stroke
  • old adults who suffer from psychiatric state
  • old adults who suffer from orthopedic condition (1/2 a year after a fracture in the lower limb)
  • old adults who suffer from heart conditions
  • old adults who suffer from blindness
Both
65 Years and older
Yes
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Israel
 
NCT00817960
SOR476508CTIL, MZ4765
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Soroka University Medical Center
Soroka University Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Itshak Melzer, PhD Ben-gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Study Chair: Zmir Shorer, m Soroka University Medical Centar
Study Director: Yan Press, MD Soroka Medical Center
Soroka University Medical Center
December 2008

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