Functional Training to Improve Everyday Performance in Elderlies

Overview

To investigate how elderlies (+65 years old) everyday movements, general strength and dynamic balance are affected after an 8-12-week training period using the "SSA Elderly Performance system" or "Strong and Steady".

Full Title of Study: “The Use of a Functional Performace System for Elderlies to Improve Everyday Movements, Physical Strength and Balance”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Other
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: August 1, 2023

Interventions

  • Other: Experimental, comparator and control
    • To quantify the effect of a training intervention for elderlies on improved range of motion, dynamic balance, gait speed, gait coordination, everyday movements and strength compared to a training group from the Norwegian elderly concept “Stærk og Stødig” and a control group.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: Intervention
    • This group will use a functional training system developed specifically for elderlies to improve everyday movements, physical strength and balance.
  • Active Comparator: Positive control
    • This group will use a general training system developed for elderlies to improve everyday movements, physical strength and balance.
  • No Intervention: Negative control
    • Control group: A group that is not treated.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Mobility test
    • Time Frame: Day 1
    • Measure range of motion (Degrees)
  • Mobility test
    • Time Frame: 3 months
    • Measure range of motion (Degrees)
  • Y-Balance Test
    • Time Frame: Day 1
    • Measure balance performance (Cm)
  • Y-Balance Test
    • Time Frame: 3 months
    • Measure balance performance (Cm)
  • Functional Strength Test
    • Time Frame: Day 1
    • Measure the speed in performing everyday movements (Minutes)
  • Functional Strength Test
    • Time Frame: 3 months
    • Measure the speed in performing everyday movements (Minutes)
  • 60 m Gait speed Test
    • Time Frame: Day 1
    • Measure gait speed (Minutes and Km/h)
  • 60 m Gait speed Test
    • Time Frame: 3 months
    • Measure gait speed (Minutes and Km/h)
  • Danish step test
    • Time Frame: Day 1
    • Measure the ableness walking in stairs (Time and estimated Vo2max)
  • Danish step test
    • Time Frame: 3 months
    • Measure the ableness walking in stairs (Minuts and estimated Vo2max)
  • Gait coordination test
    • Time Frame: Day 1
    • Measure the ableness to quick change of direction and locomotion skills (Minutes)
  • Gait coordination test
    • Time Frame: 3 months
    • Measure the ableness to quick change of direction and locomotion skills (Minutes)
  • Self-perceived functional ability
    • Time Frame: Day 1
    • Measure the participant’s self-perceived functional ability (Points)
  • Self-perceived functional ability
    • Time Frame: 3 months
    • Measure the participant’s self-perceived functional ability (Points)

Secondary Measures

  • Count number of falls
    • Time Frame: Day 1
    • Count number of falls (Number)
  • Count number of falls
    • Time Frame: 3 months
    • Count number of falls (Number)

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Elderlies aged 65 to 75 years old. – Have been participating and physical training for at least six months before the start of the intervention. – The participants must be highly motivated for the project, which will be measured using the likard scale. Exclusion Criteria:

  • Illness or injury within the last three months. – Do not have the ability to complete the test battery concerning set minimum criteria

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 65 Years

Maximum Age: 75 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Aalborg University
  • Collaborator
    • The Research Council of Norway
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Lasse Engberg Treu Lassen, Ph.D. candidate – Aalborg University
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Lasse ET Lassen, Ph.D. candidate, 46343144, letl@hst.aau.dk

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