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Effects of Balance Exercises Circuit in Patients With Hip or Knee Arthroplasty (BECA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02920151
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 30, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 30, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marisete Peralta Safons, Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas Sobre Atividade Física Para Idosos

Brief Summary:
This study evaluates the effect of balance circuit in patients with more than one year of postoperative total hip or knee arthroplasty. Patients were randomized between intervention group (IG) (balance exercise circuit ) and control group (CG) (usual routine). The evaluations were conducted by blind examiners.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hip Replacement Knee Replacement Postural Balance Other: balance exercises circuit Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Balance Exercise Circuit (BEC) program, includes exercise that specifically challenge sensory inputs from mechanoreceptors as well as from the visual and vestibular systems. It is composed of 13 stations, involving static and dynamic balance exercises, including tandem walking, forward-backward stepping, wide-stance gait, functional reach, heel lift, toe press, balance on unstable surfaces, and standing on one leg. The BEC lasts 50 min, two times per week for a total of 12 weeks. Progression of exercises occurred every 3 weeks and was closely supervised to ensure safety. Each BEC session comprised of warm-up and stretching (10 min), exercise circuit (30 min), and cool-down (10 min).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 65 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Balance Exercises Circuit in Patients With Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty (BECA): A Randomized Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : February 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BALANCE EXERCISES CIRCUIT
balance exercises circuit for three months, twice weekly, 50 minutes per day.
Other: balance exercises circuit
Thirteen workstations were organized in a circuit format on involved multidirectional gait in different bases of support, unstable surfaces, functional reach, exercise with balls, and single-leg stance
Other Name: exercises

No Intervention: CONTROL GROUP
usual routine



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Berg Balance Scale [ Time Frame: three months ]
    evaluates functional balance


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. QuickScreen scale [ Time Frame: three months ]
    fall risk assessement

  2. Falls Efficacy Scale [ Time Frame: three months ]
    self-efficacy or confidence in performing activities without falling


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. static balance [ Time Frame: three months ]
    static balance assessed by force plate

  2. Timed Up and Go [ Time Frame: three months ]
    functional performance and functional balance



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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • more than one year of postoperative total hip or knee arthroplasty

Exclusion Criteria:

  • total hip AND knee arthroplasty
  • other surgeries of the lower limbs and spine
  • autoimmune disease
  • contraindication for physical exercise

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02920151


Sponsors and Collaborators
Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas Sobre Atividade Física Para Idosos
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Marisete P Safons Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas Sobre Atividade Física Para Idosos

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Responsible Party: Marisete Peralta Safons, professor, Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas Sobre Atividade Física Para Idosos
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02920151     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Gepafi
First Posted: September 30, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 30, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No