Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
24/06/2004
Date assigned
24/06/2004
Last edited
01/09/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Marijke Jeanette Maidy Chin A Paw

ORCID ID

Contact details

van der Boechorststraat 7
Amsterdam
NL-1081 BT
Netherlands
+31 (0)20 4448203
m.chinapaw@vumc.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

22000060

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

SPARC

Study hypothesis

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of three different exercise protocols in elderly, living in residential care facilities.
Research questions:
1. What is the effect of three physical exercise-training programs on
physical functioning and well-being of elderly living in residential care
facilities?
2. What is the effect on daily physical activity, complaints of constipation
and medical costs?

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Old age

Intervention

Strength training, functional training, a combination of both, educational/social control group

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Physical functioning (fitness, performance, self-rated disability) and well-being (depression, quality of life and vitality)

Secondary outcome measures

Daily physical activity, constipation, and medical costs

Overall trial start date

01/09/2000

Overall trial end date

30/09/2001

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Older adults living in long-term care facilities.
1. Aged 65 or older
2. Living in a nursing home or residential care facility
3. Able to walk six meters or more (with or without a walking aid)
4. Able to comprehend the study procedures
5. No medical contraindication for study participation
6. No rapidly progressive or terminal illness
7. Not moving away from the home within the six months intervention period (5 and 6 were evaluated by their general practitioner). Informed consent was obtained from all subjects.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

224

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/09/2000

Recruitment end date

30/09/2001

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

van der Boechorststraat 7
Amsterdam
NL-1081 BT
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) (Netherlands)

Sponsor details

Laan van Nieuw Oost Indië 334
P.O. Box 93245
The Hague
2509 AE
Netherlands
+31 (0)70 3495111
info@zonmw.nl

Sponsor type

Not defined

Website

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) (Netherlands), 22000060

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

West-Freisland Care Homes Cooperative (Samenwerkende Verzorgingshuizen West-Friesland) (Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

West-Freisland Foundation for Senior Citizens in Motion (Stichting Ouderen in Beweging West-Friesland) (Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Regional Care Insurer Univé (Regionale Zorgverzekeraar Univé) (Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

TechnoGym Benelux B.V. (Benelux)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Nijha Lochem B.V. (Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

VSB-fonds (Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Orthomed (Belgium)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

West-Friesland Guesthouse (West-Freis Gasthuis) (Netherlands)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2004 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15233841
2006 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16426800

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Chin A Paw MJ, van Poppel MN, Twisk JW, van Mechelen W, Effects of resistance and all-round, functional training on quality of life, vitality and depression of older adults living in long-term care facilities: a 'randomized' controlled trial [ISRCTN87177281]., BMC Geriatr, 2004, 4, 5, doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-4-5.

  2. Results

    Chin A Paw MJ, van Poppel MN, Twisk JW, van Mechelen W, Once a week not enough, twice a week not feasible? A randomised controlled exercise trial in long-term care facilities [ISRCTN87177281]., Patient Educ Couns, 2006, 63, 1-2, 205-214, doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2005.10.008.

Additional files

Editorial Notes