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Exercise Periodization and Older Adults

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 23, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 23, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hélio José Coelho Júnior, University of Campinas, Brazil

Brief Summary:
The present study aimed at investigating the effects of two different resistance training protocols - nonperiodized (NP) and daily undulating periodization (DUP) - on hemodynamic, morphofunctional and cognitive parameters of robust older women. Methods: Forty-two older women were randomized allocated into one of the three experimental groups: NP, DUP, and control group (CG). Evaluations of the hemodynamic, morphofunctional and cognitive parameters occurred before, during and after six months. The exercise groups performed the program of exercise twice a week over 22 weeks. In NP, the two weekly sessions were based on 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions at a difficult intensity. However, in DUP, a power exercise session based on 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions at a moderate intensity was added in the first session of the week.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Aging Physical Activity Sarcopenia Cognitive Decline Blood Pressure Physical Disability Other: Physical exercise Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 14 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Effects of Resistance Training Periodization on Hemodynamic, Morphofunctional and Cognitive Parameters of Robust Older Women.
Actual Study Start Date : January 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Nonperiodized resistance training
The Nonperiodized group performed was an intervention based on resistance exercise program with a constant intensity.
Other: Physical exercise
The interventions proposed in the present trial were based on a safe and well-established exercise training program

Experimental: Daily undulating periodized
The Daily undulating periodized program was an intervention based on daily alterations on exercise load. .
Other: Physical exercise
The interventions proposed in the present trial were based on a safe and well-established exercise training program

No Intervention: Control group
The control group remained their regular habits of life during all study period, without engaging in physical exercise programs.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in transfer capacity in seconds [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    TUG performance

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in fat-free mass in kg [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Fat-free mass

  2. Changes in overall cognitive capacity in points [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

  3. Changes in blood pressure in mmHg [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Blood Pressure

  4. Changes in shor-term memory in points [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged ≥60 years;
  • Female;
  • Not having been part of a systematic program of physical exercises in the last 6 months;
  • MEEM score >19 points;
  • Kihon checklist score >10 points;
  • Capacity to perform the basic and instrumental activities of daily living according to Katz and Pfeffer indexes;
  • Self-reported good memory;
  • Complete all measurements.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Changes on antihypertensive medication in the past 6 months prior to inclusion in the study;
  • Cardiovascular disease (i.e., acute myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, and transient ischemic disease)
  • Metabolic disease (i.e., diabetes mellitus type I or II), pulmonary disease (i.e., emphysema)
  • Neurological and/or psychiatric disease (i.e., Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease)
  • Skeletal muscle disorders
  • Comorbidities associated with greater risk of falls
  • Recent history of smoking or alcohol abuse
  • Hormone replacement therapy and/or psychotropic drugs.
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Responsible Party: Hélio José Coelho Júnior, Mr. Coelho-Junior, University of Campinas, Brazil Identifier: NCT03443375    
Other Study ID Numbers: 835.733
First Posted: February 23, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 23, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Hélio José Coelho Júnior, University of Campinas, Brazil:
Older adults
Physical function
Muscle mass
Short-term memory
Executive function
Blood Pressure
Resistance training
Exercise training
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cognitive Dysfunction
Muscular Atrophy
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Cognition Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders