Innovative Training Program for Elderly in Need of Care Individuals
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02102919|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 3, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 15, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Poor Performance Status Muscle Weakness||Device: SR-WBV Device: Virtual Games (VG) Other: SR-WBV Device: Aktiv Tramp (Swiss Frei AG, Switzerland)||Phase 4|
Sensorimotor and strength exercise are methods to increase strength & power in the field of geriatrics. The question that arise what exercises are best suited to and most effective for elderly in need of care individuals. Such populations are advised first to enter a "skilling up program" before more traditional forms of training exercises are implemented.
Goals in the skilling up phase: improvement in neuromuscular control, postural control and strengthening of large muscle groups of the lower extremity.
The aim of the study in the skilling up phase:
Study the effect on physical performance Study the effects on muscle strength.. The participants will be recruited in Canton Bern - Switzerland and will be randomly allocated to an intervention group or sham group.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||30 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Skilling-up Exercise for Elderly in Need of Care|
|Study Start Date :||January 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2015|
Experimental: Intervention group
T0 - intervention over 4 weeks with stochastic resonance whole-body vibration (SR-WBV) (start with 3 up to 6 Hz, noise 4) T1 - intervention 4 weeks (SR-WBV (start with 3 up to 6Hz, noise 4 & virtual games) - T2
Participants will undergo a training program set over eight weeks, three times a week with 3 to 6 Hz, Noise 4.
Other Name: SRT Zeptor® med
Device: Virtual Games (VG)
Participants will undergo a training program set from week 5 to 8, three times a week over 20 minutes.
Other Name: Virtual game board
Sham Comparator: Sham Comparator
T0 - intervention 4 weeks (SR-WBV 1 Hz, noise 1) - T1 - intervention 4 weeks (SR-WBV 1 Hz, noise 1 & Aktiv Tramp) - T2
Participants will undergo a training program set over eight weeks three times a week with 1 Hz, Noise 1.
Other Name: SRT Zeptor® med
Device: Aktiv Tramp (Swiss Frei AG, Switzerland)
Participants will undergo a training program set from the 5 to 8 week, three times a week with 1Hz.
Other Name: Mechanically controlled trampoline.
- Physical performance [ Time Frame: after 8 weeks ]Short physical performance battery (SPBB): The SPBB examines 3 areas of lower extremity function: standing balance (semi-tandem stand, side-by-side stand, full tandem stand), usual walking speed and ability to stand from a chair. These areas represent essential tasks important for independent living.
- Isometric maximum voluntary contraction (IMVC) [ Time Frame: after 8 weeks ]It will be evaluated by isometric MCV at 90 degree angle in the knee joint.
- Submaximal maximum voluntary contraction (subIMVC) [ Time Frame: after 8 weeks ]It will be evaluated by isometric RFD at 90 degree angle in the knee joint.
- Isometric rate of force development (IRFD) [ Time Frame: after 8 weeks ]It will be evaluated by isometric RFD at 90 degree angle in the knee joint.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02102919
|Bern, Switzerland, 3008|
|Principal Investigator:||Heiner Baur, PhD||BUAS|
|Study Director:||Lorenz Radlinger, PhD||Bern University of Applied Science, Department WGS|
|Study Director:||Eling Douwe de Bruin, PhD||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology|
|Study Director:||Rob de Bie, Prof.||Maastricht University Medical Center|
|Study Director:||Dietmar Schmidtbleicher, Prof||Goethe University|