Residents moving into a congregate-living development with more features that support healthy living for Healthy Aging

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Healthy Aging
Residents moving into a congregate-living development with more features that support healthy living - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
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Study Summary

Designing Communities to Support Healthy Living in Aging Residents

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Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Compared to trials

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Residents moving into a congregate-living development with more features that support healthy living will improve 20 primary outcomes in patients with Healthy Aging. Measurement will happen over the course of baseline and 3-6-months post-move-in.

baseline and 3-6-months post-move-in
Change in accelerometer-measured physical activity from baseline to 3-6-months post-move-in
Change in healthy eating from baseline to 3-6-months post-move-in
Change in location-measured physical activity from baseline to 3-6-months post-move-in
Change in self-reported physical activity from baseline to 3-6-months post-move-in
Change in social connections from baseline to 3-6-months post-move-in
Change in the macro-scale built environment from baseline to 3-6-months post-move-in
Change in the micro-scale built environment from baseline to 3-6-months post-move-in
Change in the perceived neighbourhood built environment from baseline to 3-6-months post-move-in
Change in the perceived neighbourhood food environment from baseline to 3-6-months
Change in unhealthy eating from baseline to 3-6-months post-move-in
baseline and 9-12-months post-move-in
Change in accelerometer-measured physical activity from baseline to 9-12-months post-move-in
Change in healthy eating from baseline to 9-12-months post-move-in
Change in location-measured physical activity from baseline to 9-12-months post-move-in
Change in self-reported physical activity from baseline to 9-12-months post-move-in
Change in social connections from baseline to 9-12-months post-move-in
Change in the macro-scale built environment from baseline to 9-12-months post-move-in
Change in the micro-scale built environment from baseline to 9-12-months post-move-in
Change in the perceived neighbourhood built environment from baseline to 9-12-months
Change in the perceived neighbourhood food environment from baseline to 9-12-months
Change in unhealthy eating from baseline to 9-12-months post-move-in

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Compared to trials

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Residents living in a standard congregate-living development
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Residents moving into a congregate-living development with more features that su...
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 107 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Residents Moving Into A Congregate-living Development With More Features That Support Healthy Living is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Residents moving into a congregate-living development with more features that support healthy living
Behavioral
Residents moving into a congregate-living development designed for older adults with more design and amenities features in the building, site, and/or neighbourhood that support physical activity, healthy eating, and social connections.
Residents living in a standard congregate-living developmentResidents living in a standard community-based congregate-living development designed for older adults.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline and 9-12-months post-move-in
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly baseline and 9-12-months post-move-in for reporting.

Closest Location

University of Alberta - Edmonton, Canada

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There is one eligibility criterion to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Men or women aged 18 years or older that are either moving into the intervention site(s), or living in a control site.

Patient Q&A Section

What causes healthy aging?

"A major factor is epigenetic control of expression of DNA repair genes. A major factor in DNA damage accumulation in tissues is epigenetic control of expression of DNA repair genes. Increasing use of DNA repair genes by epigenetic repression can contribute to DNA damage accumulation, thereby promoting aging. In particular, increased epigenetic expression of DNA repair genes decreases the repair capacity of the cell, leading to DNA damage accumulation and cellular senescence, a change that initiates accelerated aging. Thus, epigenetic modification of DNA repair genes may provide a means to increase longevity by promoting healthy aging and halting aging-associated diseases such as cancer." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is healthy aging?

"Healthy aging is the process of change over a lifespan in people experiencing typical aging, in a context that supports quality of life and the ability to perform everyday activities. Healthy aging is an integral component in the process of aging, a complex, dynamic process that involves physical, cognitive, and emotional changes. Healthy aging was defined and described in 1992 by the World Health Organization, the World Federation for Healthy Ageing and the World Health Organization. Healthy aging is the process of change throughout the lifespan. Healthy aging spans all decades of life. Healthy aging is a process to maintain one's health, well-being, and independent mobility, without significant limitation of daily or functional purpose." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of healthy aging?

"There may be many symptoms associated with the signs of healthy aging. A symptom questionnaire that measures symptoms that are associated with signs of aging would be useful in developing and evaluating personalized care for older people." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get healthy aging a year in the United States?

"One in nine Americans, ages 60 and over, are expected to acquire a "healthy aging" benefit in any given year. The magnitude varies widely across population groups, with the greatest expectation among those who are middle aged; they also have the least probability of achieving "healthy aging." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can healthy aging be cured?

"A healthy aging can continue through the entire lifetime and remain healthy. Therefore, interventions to prevent aging of the body and healthy aging are necessary. However, our study does not confirm whether such an intervention can be effective in the prevention of aging of the central nervous system and the age-related deterioration of visual function." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for healthy aging?

"Many people who visit a retail clinic on a regular basis receive no treatment for a variety of conditions, including mild and moderate arthritis and low back pain. Despite the prevalence of aging conditions in the U.S. population and in retail clinics annually, this study revealed that very few patients were receiving any type of intervention. However, there were some common treatment patterns among older people visiting retail clinics, such as use of topical analgesics, ointment therapy, and massage. These common therapies may be effective for alleviating a variety of ailments, or they may be prudent for preventing deterioration in physical health." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the latest developments in residents moving into a congregate-living development with more features that support healthy living for therapeutic use?

"The evidence suggests that new communities accommodating a range of age groups and housing types can support health promotion and offer a range of services to help residents age in place. However, there is a need to promote more research into the effectiveness and sustainability of such developments." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does healthy aging run in families?

"Healthy aging family clusters in this large, cross-sectional dataset of elders included in the National Family Study and in the NHANES III are associated with each other and with multiple biomarkers of function and health. Healthy aging can be traced across several generations, suggesting that this phenomenon may be genetically based." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is residents moving into a congregate-living development with more features that support healthy living safe for people?

"Residents moving into group homes had improved health behaviors compared to those in single-family homes. Findings suggest that the physical environment of group homes should be modified to improve living conditions and support healthy living for residents." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the latest research for healthy aging?

"There are 3 key areas of aging research and 5 important themes that would benefit from better evidence based practice and more research: better ways to help older adults in their homes and communities to age in place, interventions to help older adults better maintain their physical attributes, how our brains age and what we can do to slow it, more information on how our health status changes as we get older and what preventive measures we can take to stay healthy, and improving care for older adults and their families. The research findings are mixed across all these 3 research areas but the findings are clear that more research on ageing and wellbeing for older adults is needed." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the average age someone gets healthy aging?

"There are differences in health and longevity between men, women, and those who are between the ages of 20 and 74. In terms of the health and longevity differences between genders, the greatest differences were found in those between the ages of 20 and 65, and then between those ages, from 35 to 65, and then between those who were 65 and 74. Older participants had a statistically significant higher mortality rate in all categories except from ages 20 to 74 in each gender. However, the age from 20 to 74 (women who were 20 to 65), 20 to 65 (men who were 20 and younger), and 35 to 65 (women who were 35 to 65) are the ages for which there are the greatest increases in mortality." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is residents moving into a congregate-living development with more features that support healthy living?

"Residents moving into the development had less support for healthier lifestyles. It appeared that these residents are at higher risk for chronic disease development. There was an effect of the development type on physical activity in the presence of an incentive (i.e., offering a $100 prize). As such, the health benefits of residents living in the community setting are not necessarily apparent until the residents move into the facilities and begin to participate in the incentives, or they are not offered." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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