Physical exercise training for Aging

Recruiting · 18+ · All Sexes · Montréal, Canada

The Cognitive and spOrt Virtual EPIC Training Study

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About the trial for Aging

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Physical Exercise Training is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 2 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Experimental Group 1
Physical exercise training
Cognitive training
Experimental Group 2
Physical exercise training


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Baseline and post-intervention at 6 months.
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: Baseline and post-intervention at 6 months.
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Baseline and post-intervention at 6 months..
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Physical exercise training will improve 4 primary outcomes, 5 secondary outcomes, and 17 other outcomes in patients with Aging. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline..

Perceived vulnerability to disease
Perceived vulnerability to disease questionnaire (Score ranges from 15-95, with a higher score indicating a higher perceived vulnerability to disease).
Cognitive Reserve
Rami and colleagues' cognitive reserve questionnaire (Scale ranges from 0-26, with a higher score indicating a greater cognitive reserve).
Self-reported masculinity and femininity traits
Short Form Bem Sex-Role Inventory questionnaire (30 items questionnaire with 10 items assessing the femininity traits, 10 items assessing the masculinity traits, and 10 items neutral, not scored. Two scores are calculated for femininity and masculinity, respectively, and range from 10-70, whit a higher score indicating a higher femininity or masculinity trait).
Anxiety Sensitivity
Anxiety Sensitivity Index questionnaire (Score ranges from 0-64, with a higher score indicating a higher sensitivity to anxiety).
Intolerance of Uncertainty
Intolerance of Uncertainty scale questionnaire (Score ranges from 27-135, with a higher score indicating higher intolerance of uncertainty).
Dietary patterns
Short Diet Questionnaire (Score ranges from 15-45 points, with a score between 15-29 categorised as unhealthy, 30-37 as somewhat unhealthy, and 38 or more as a healthy diet).
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Patient Q & A Section

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

What are common treatments for aging?

There is no specific treatment for aging, only preventive measures. Regular physical activity may help to improve one's quality of life and mental health. The most common treatments are medications which also affect quality of life. Physical fitness of the elderly, for example, may help to maintain one's health, as could a regular diet with proper hydration and nutrition.

Anonymous Patient Answer

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

Overall numbers are rather low. The most likely explanation for the observation is that a large number of people may be diagnosed with a disorder other than depression/dementia/prion disease or they may not be diagnosed as a result of lack of awareness. An increase in public awareness in the area of aging may result in better quality of life and increased number of persons diagnosed with these disorders.

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What is aging?

Ageing is a complex phenomenon, involving complex interactions and reciprocal relationships between aging processes, with an associated change in the social contexts under which people live, work, and express themselves. The study of aging can be considered a branch of gerontological and geromicrobiological research and a core component of geriatric and gerontology nursing.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes aging?

Despite the numerous physiological causes of aging, there is no single physiological or genetic mutation that causes aging. Aging is a collection of physiological, lifestyle, and environmental changes which together cause a gradual reduction in function and decline of health and mortality. These changes, coupled with the cumulative burden of injury, disease, and damage from physical activity, produce the old profile of aging. The underlying determinant and causes are multiple and complex.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can aging be cured?

Aging cannot be cured under either of the conditions studied. However, aging can be controlled to a degree; it is an open-ended issue whether the control is so great that it may be a cure.

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What are the signs of aging?

In a variety of elderly groups, the most frequently observed signs of aging are impaired cognitive function and diminished self-reported wellbeing. In particular, the two most significant and often overlooked signs of aging are those related to the musculoskeletal system.

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Have there been other clinical trials involving physical exercise training?

Physical exercise training appears to have an impact on a range of cardiovascular risk factors in healthy humans. Results from a recent paper suggests that a similar effect may be seen in older individuals with a concurrent pre-existing (but not the primary) coronary heart disease [Cardiovascular Risk Reduction With Exercise Training in the Elderly (CORDIE) trial(n=5,536); identifier NCT00574726].

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How serious can aging be?

Aging can be associated with a variety of age-related health problems, as well as disability. The health disparities associated with aging can be very serious; in the case of disability, the disparity can be even more serious.\n

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Is physical exercise training safe for people?

Physical exercise can be performed safely during the first 2 weeks after hospital discharge. A structured exercise program of 60 minutes 3 times a week appeared to be the most beneficial regimen to promote a steady gain in physical fitness, while minimizing the risk of adverse cardiovascular events.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is physical exercise training?

Recent findings of two very different populations shows that there are substantial individual, age-related differences in response to exercise, which may be linked to the effects of age and gender on cardiorespiratory fitness. Furthermore, the extent to which exercise training may influence the rate of ageing and modify the effects of age on mortality and morbidity requires further evaluation.

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What does physical exercise training usually treat?

Exercise training is a popular method of maintaining health and increasing overall well-being and longevity; however, exercise training alone may not affect life expectancy in healthy individuals. Some researchers believe that exercise training is often used or prescribed incorrectly, due to the use of vague and unmeasurable exercise goals or exercise programs that are designed purely for the purpose of achieving a specific weight. Exercise training, as prescribed, involves specific amounts of exercise that will yield meaningful health benefits. These exercise programs may include strength training, resistance training, and cardio training. Research demonstrates that a healthier lifestyle in general can enhance lifespan as well as health and decreases the rate of ageing processes. It has been demonstrated that long term exercise is most efficient at enhancing life expectancy.

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Who should consider clinical trials for aging?

A small number of clinicians were the sole or initial source of information to the physicians in this population regarding clinical trials, and it is the patients who decide whether or not they wish to pursue clinical research.

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