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Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program & "10 Keys" to Healthy Aging--Prevention Research Center (AFEP+10 Keys)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 11, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 18, 2014
Arthritis Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pittsburgh

Brief Summary:
Older adults are at high risk for loss of independence because of age-related chronic health conditions. Of these chronic conditions, arthritis accounts for the largest proportion of the disability in the community. The investigators propose to target older adults who have self-reported arthritis or joint pain for dissemination of a disability prevention program. The program will be a collaborative effort of the Arthritis Foundation, the investigators Prevention Research Center staff and other key partners in the community. The project will develop information needed to provide guidance for implementation of the investigators intervention by other agencies and organizations. As a major thrust of the investigators CDC Prevention Research Center, the investigators have developed a comprehensive program focused on preventing disease and disability in older adults: the "10 Keys to Healthy Aging". Each of the 10 Keys disseminates proven approaches and current recommendations for prevention in older adults, focusing on age 65+ but also addressing age 50-65 years. The overall objective is to determine if an integrated evidence based exercise intervention (AFEP) combined with health education on preventive practices for older adults ("10 Keys") is more effective for improving mobility and risk factors for mobility disability and use of preventive services compared to exercise alone (AFEP). The investigators will also propose to evaluate the impact of geographic location on outcomes and overall sustainability of the program.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Arthritis Diabetes Hypertension Preventive Behaviors Behavioral: AFEP Behavioral: "10 Keys" to Healthy Aging Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 462 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program & "10 Keys" to Healthy Aging
Study Start Date : March 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Behavioral: AFEP
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (10 weeks, twice a week, 60 minutes per session)
Other Name: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (10 weeks, twice a week, 60 minutes per session)

Experimental: AFEP + 10 Keys to Healthy Aging
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program integrated with the "10 Keys" to Healthy Aging
Behavioral: "10 Keys" to Healthy Aging
"10 Keys" to Healthy Aging. 10 week program, twice a week, 75 minutes per session.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Preventive Behaviors [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Measuring preventive behaviors emphasized by the "10 Keys" to Healthy Aging, such as cancer screenings, controlling blood pressure, immunizations, etc.

  2. Joint Pain & Stiffness [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Self-reported joint pain and stiffness, as measured by the WOMAC.

  3. Cholesterol (LDL) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    LDL cholesterol

  4. Glucose [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Fasting glucose

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 50+ years old
  • Attends at last one exercise class in a 10 week program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • On oxygen
  • Hospitalized for cardiac event in past 6 months (at least 1 overnight)
  • Had major surgery in past 6 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01616433

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United States, Pennsylvania
Community sites
Allegheny County primarily, Pennsylvania, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Arthritis Foundation

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Responsible Party: University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT01616433     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IU48DP09-0014918-01
First Posted: June 11, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 18, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014
Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
Preventive Behaviors
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases