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PROMOTE: Promotion of the Mind Through Exercise

2014-08-27 03:17:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The investigators will conduct a proof-of-concept study to provide preliminary evidence of efficacy of aerobic-based exercise training for maintaining cognitive function, executive function, and everyday function in adults with mild vascular cognitive impairment.

Description

A total of 70 adults diagnosed with Ischaemic Vascular Cognitive Impairment (SIVCI) will be randomized to either a 6 month thrice weekly walking program or usual care. After 6 months of intervention, they will be followed for an additional 6 months. There will be three measurement sessions: baseline, 6 months (end of intervention period); and 12 months.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Intervention

Aerobic-based exercise training, CON (control; usual care)

Location

Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of British Columbia

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:26-0400

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