Relationships Between Exercise and Emotion Regulation on Physical Activity in Frail Older Adults
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03514160|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 2, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Mobility Limitation Sedentary Lifestyle Older Adults||Behavioral: Group exercise||Not Applicable|
Determine the choice of emotion regulation strategies used by frail sedentary older adults (60+ years; n=24). Frailty will be defined as a gait speed <0.8 m/sec.
Hypothesis: Frail sedentary older adults will choose avoidant emotion regulation strategies.
Examine whether a peer-led, community-based, group-exercise program lasting 12-weeks improves the selection of emotion regulation strategies in frail sedentary older adults as compared to those receiving support services (12/group).
Hypothesis: Exercise will result in higher use of adaptive emotion regulation strategies than support services.
Examine if improved selection of emotional regulation strategies with exercise translates into increased daily physical activity and reduced sedentary behavior by frail older adults as compared to those receiving support services.
Hypothesis: Exercise will significantly increase daily physical activity and decrease sedentary behavior than support services.
- Determine if improvements in emotional regulation strategy selection and daily physical activity levels positively influence health and well-being (i.e. health status, physical function, mood, depressive symptoms, anxiety, and sense of loneliness and isolation).
Hypothesis: Exercise-induced improvements in emotion regulation and increased daily physical activity will be associated with improved overall health and well-being as compared to support services.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Randomization to group exercise or an attention-control group for 12 weeks (2:1 ratio). Group exercise sessions took place once per week at a community center.|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Does Exercise-induced Improvements in Emotion Regulation Enhance Daily Physical Activity and Well-being in Frail Sedentary Older Adults?|
|Actual Study Start Date :||April 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2016|
Active Comparator: Group exercise
Group exercise training at a community site. Exercises included supervised upper and lower-body strength and balance exercises twice per week. Hand-made, weighted bars were used for resistance props and balance. The exercises included: chair squats; standing single leg hip abduction; hip extension; balance heal-to-toe walking; seated hip adduction and knee extension; wall push-ups; bent-over rows; shoulder press; elbow flexion and extension).
Behavioral: Group exercise
Group exercise based on the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines.
No Intervention: Attention-Control group
Attendance to community site usual activities offered to older adults. Participants in this group were offered the exercise routine after completing the 12-week study.
- Seven-day free living physical activity [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]Number of steps per day were objectively measured with an activity monitor worn for a seven-day period
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03514160
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115|
|Principal Investigator:||Carmen Castaneda-Sceppa, MD, PhD||Professor and Chair|