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This trial has been registered retrospectively.
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  DRKS00012382

Trial Description

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Title

Does dual task training improve walking performance of older adults with concern of falling?

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Trial Acronym

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URL of the Trial

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Brief Summary in Lay Language

Elderly with concern of falling show altered gait performance. This study is aiming to investigate whether gait performance and cognitive performance during walking can be improved in healthy participants, aged 70 years or older, with a dual task training program. Dual task training is defined as a training methods with two simultaneous tasks, usually one physical task such as walking and one cognitive task. The training will be compared to a non-training control group.

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Brief Summary in Scientific Language

Background: Older adults with concerns of falling show decrements of gait stability under single (ST) and dual task (DT) conditions.
Objective: To compare the effects of a DT training integrating task managing strategies for independent living older adults with and without concern about falling to a non-training control group on walking performance under ST and DT conditions.
Design: Randomized controlled trial with group-based interventions (DT-managing balance training) compared to a control group.
Setting: Group-based.
Subjects: Ninety-five independent living older adults (71.5 ± 5.2 years).
Methods: A progressive DT training (12 sessions; 60 min each; 12 weeks) including task-managing strategies was compared to a non-training control group. ST and DT walking (visual verbal Stroop task) were measured on a treadmill. Gait parameters (step length, step width, and gait line) and cognitive performance while walking were compared with a 2x2x2 Repeated Measures Analyses of Variance.

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Organizational Data

  •   DRKS00012382
  •   2017/05/11
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  •   yes
  •   Approved
  •   PV4376, Ethik-Kommission der Ärztekammer Hamburg
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Secondary IDs

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Health Condition or Problem studied

  •   Healthy elderly
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Interventions/Observational Groups

  •   Progressive DT training (12 sessions; 60 min each; 12 weeks)
  •   Control group (no training)
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Characteristics

  •   Interventional
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  •   Randomized controlled trial
  •   Blinded
  •   assessor
  •   Control group receives no treatment
  •   Treatment
  •   Parallel
  •   N/A
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Primary Outcome

Gait parameters (step length, step width, and gait line) assessed on a treadmill prior to the initial intervention and immediately after the final intervention.

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Secondary Outcome

cognitive performance during gait using the STROBE test

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Countries of Recruitment

  •   Germany
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Locations of Recruitment

  • University Medical Center 
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Recruitment

  •   Actual
  •   2015/04/01
  •   76
  •   Monocenter trial
  •   National
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Inclusion Criteria

  •   Both, male and female
  •   65   Years
  •   80   Years
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Additional Inclusion Criteria

independent-living; age 65-80 years, able to walk without a walking aid and attend the group training

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Exclusion Criteria

acute or chronical diseases with a documented influence on balance control (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease; Diabetes Mellitus); cognitive impairment (MMSE of less than 25); or participation in other exercise programs that could potentially confound the primary outcome

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Addresses

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    • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Psychology and Movement Sciences, Department of Health Sciences
    • Ms.  Prof  Bettina  Wollesen 
    • Mollerstr. 2
    • 20148  Hamburg
    • Germany
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    • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Psychology and Movement Sciences, Department of Health Sciences
    • Ms.  Prof  Bettina  Wollesen 
    • Mollerstr. 2
    • 20148  Hamburg
    • Germany
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    • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Psychology and Movement Sciences, Department of Health Sciences
    • Ms.  Prof  Bettina  Wollesen 
    • Mollerstr. 2
    • 20148  Hamburg
    • Germany
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Sources of Monetary or Material Support

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    • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Psychology and Movement Sciences, Department of Health Sciences
    • Ms.  Prof  Bettina  Wollesen 
    • Mollerstr. 2
    • 20148  Hamburg
    • Germany
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Status

  •   Recruiting complete, follow-up complete
  •   2016/07/15
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Trial Publications, Results and other Documents

  •   Results
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