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Comparison of Two Exercise Interventions to Improve Gait in Older Persons

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this research study is to compare two different exercise treatments for walking problems in older adults. The investigators want to determine if participation in the exercise programs for 3 months will improve walking abilities by improving balance and strength.

Description

The purpose of this research study is to compare two different exercise treatments for walking problems in older adults. We want to determine if participation in the exercise programs for 3 months will improve walking abilities by improving balance and strength.

Adults aged 65 years or older, who are able to walk without the help of another person, are being asked to participate. If you are able to walk independently and you have medical clearance from your physician to participate in activities requiring low to moderate physical activity, you are invited to participate. We plan to enroll 40 older adults, all who have small problems with walking due to balance or strength, in this research study.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Gait

Intervention

skill based exercise, aerobic conditioning

Location

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15260

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Pittsburgh

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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