Influence of an Exercise Program in the Elderly Balance
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03521752|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 11, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 16, 2018
This study has the objective to determinate the effectiveness of a specific exercise program on balance and functional capacity of the daily activities of institutionalized elderly.
It was a randomized controlled trial with a total of 21 elderly that were randomly distributed into experimental (n = 11) and control groups (n=10). The experimental group performed a specific program exercises during 4 weeks, while the control group wasn't subjected to any intervention. Evaluations were carried out at the beginning and end of the exercise program, for both groups. After the intervention there were no statistically significant differences between groups in total balance and dynamic balance subscale, except static balance subscale.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Balance; Distorted||Other: Specific Exercise Program||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||21 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Official Title:||Influence of a Specific Exercise Program in the Institutionalized Elderly Balance|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 4, 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 14, 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 22, 2015|
Performed a specific program exercises (resistance training, balance, coordination and flexibility) during 4 weeks.
Other: Specific Exercise Program
4 weeks of exercise classes, 2 to 3 times a week for a total of 10 sessions. Classes last approximately 40 minutes. The sessions included balance training, motor strength, endurance and flexibility. The training sessions were divided into warm-up, main activity and finally relaxation.
No Intervention: Control
The control group wasn't subjected to any intervention
- Balance [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment (POMA) This scale measures the static and dynamic balance, through the evaluation of some daily activities.
This scale's scores are between 9 to 28 points, when 9 means hig risk of falling, and 28 means low risk of falling.
It was used before and after the intervention.
- Functional capacity [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
Timed up and Go (TUG) This scale measures the mobility and locomotor performance, through the timing of an activity (lift from a chair, walk 3 meters, change direction and return to starting position).
The cut-off points of the scale are divided into fully independent elderly (<10 seconds), independent elderly (10-19 seconds), and elderly people with difficulties in the tasks of daily living (20-29 seconds).
It was evaluated before and after the intervention.