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Isometric Handgrip Training for Hypertension

Waitlist Available
Led By Alberto J Alves, PhD
Research Sponsored by University Institute of Maia
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be older than 65 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up change from baseline to 2 months
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial will test if isometric handgrip training can help treat hypertension by reducing blood pressure, improving cardiorespiratory fitness, and endothelial function.

Eligible Conditions
  • Hypertension
  • High Blood Pressure

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~change from baseline to 2 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and change from baseline to 2 months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
24h ambulatory blood pressure
Secondary outcome measures
Aerobic fitness
Arterial Stiffness
Endothelial cell repair/damage
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Trial Design

3Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Isometric Handgrip TrainingExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
The 8-week exercise program will include three sessions of isometric handgrip training per week
Group II: Aerobic Exercise TrainingActive Control1 Intervention
The 8-week exercise program will include three sessions of aerobic exercise per week
Group III: Control GroupActive Control1 Intervention
The control group will receive usual medical care

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University Institute of MaiaLead Sponsor
13 Previous Clinical Trials
765 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Hypertension
100 Patients Enrolled for Hypertension
Aveiro UniversityOTHER
51 Previous Clinical Trials
6,317 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Hypertension
60 Patients Enrolled for Hypertension
Hospital Infante D. Pedro, Centro Hospitalar Do Baixo VougaUNKNOWN

Frequently Asked Questions

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How many participants are involved in this research study?

"Affirmative. According to information hosted on clinicaltrials.gov, the trial was initially posted on April 12th 2021 and has been actively recruiting since then. An estimated 84 patients are required for this single-site study."

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Are there any vacancies available to participants of this research program?

"According to clinicaltrials.gov, this investigation is currently looking for participants. It was first publicized on April 12th 2021 and most recently revised on June 23rd 2022."

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~21 spots leftby Apr 2025