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Pilates and Muscle Strength Respiratory

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 14, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 14, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lislei Jorge Patrizzi, Universidade Federal do Triangulo Mineiro

Brief Summary:
Introduction: Among the systems of the organism, it is believed that the respiratory system is the one which gets older faster due to the greater exposure to environmental pollutants over the years.The Pilates method has emerged as a form of fitness particularly providing general welfare to the individual. Objective: To evaluate the effects of Pilates' exercises on respiratory muscle strength in elderly women. Methods: The investigators have studied 07 women aged 60 and over, with preserved autonomy and cognitive skills. The Pulmonary Function Test (Spirometry) was performed using the Vitalograph® spirometer, model 8600. Respiratory muscle strength was obtained by technical measurements of maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) and maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), through an analog Gerar manometer. The experiment lasted eleven (11) weeks. For comparative analysis of the data obtained in the evaluations, the investigators applied the paired t test and a significance level of 5%.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Conditions Other: Pilates Exercise Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 7 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Effects of the Method Pilates Exercises in Muscle Strength Respiratory of Elderly Women: a Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : August 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
exercises; muscle strength
Evaluate the effects of Pilates exercises on respiratory muscle strength in elderly women before and after eleven weeks of training
Other: Pilates Exercise

The training through the Pilates exercises were performed in eleven weeks. Each class consisted of five exercises lasting 40 minutes each lesson.

During the first four weeks exercises performed were: Cat, Coffee Table, Single legcircle, pelvic movements, contraction of the glutes and closure was performed with posterior chain elongation range.

In the next four weeks began a new series of exercises, which are: Bridge, Side Table, Bridge hip roll with legextension, Abdominal - halfhollup, obliques, and ultimately Stretching - Series of William's.

In the last four weeks of training proposed a new series of exercises involving: Beaststroke, Support heel Bridge - hip roll with leg extension, and Hundred Squats with bat on the wall.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pulmonary function test (spirometry). [ Time Frame: The results were obtained at the end of the eleven weeks of intervention ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Respiratory muscle strength [ Time Frame: The results were obtained at the end of the eleven weeks of intervention ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age and above 60 years,
  • non-practicing regular physical activity
  • availability to attend Pilates classes twice a week (in addition to the time UATI)
  • with preserved cognitive autonomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of diseases that directly affect the posture (disc herniation and angular deformities of the spine)
  • cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological diseases that prevent attainment of Pilates exercises
  • impaired cognitive autonomy or limited capacity for self-determination
  • withdrawal of participation during the assessment process
  • two consecutive absences or a total of three absences during the proposed training set for the time.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02189044

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Lislei Jorge Patrizzi
Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 38022200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade Federal do Triangulo Mineiro
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Principal Investigator: Lislei Patrizzi Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro
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Responsible Party: Lislei Jorge Patrizzi, Phd, Universidade Federal do Triangulo Mineiro Identifier: NCT02189044    
Other Study ID Numbers: UFTM2014
First Posted: July 14, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 14, 2014
Last Verified: July 2014
Keywords provided by Lislei Jorge Patrizzi, Universidade Federal do Triangulo Mineiro:
breathing exercises;
muscle strength.