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The Long-term Effects of Training on Muscle Strength and Functionality

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 10, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the long-term effects of 1 year of high-intensity fitness training and low-intensity whole-body vibration training on muscle strength and functionality. Therefore, muscle strength and functionality are measured after a 6-yr interval in older adults (65+).

Condition or disease
Training Ageing Muscle Strength Functionality

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 65 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Study Start Date : November 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2011

Whole-body vibration

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Older adults (+65 years)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female (+65 years)
  • participation in previous study "De effecten van oefenprogramma's op gezondheids- en fitheidsgerelateerde parameters in een groep van 60-plussers" [The effects of exercise programs on health and fitness-related parameters in a group of people over 60]
  • able to perform a maximal strength test on a dynamometer

Exclusion Criteria:

- pathologies that prohibit a maximal strength test on a dynamometer

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Responsible Party: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier: NCT01682330    
Other Study ID Numbers: s53571
First Posted: September 10, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2012
Last Verified: June 2012