Exercise Training for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Post-traumatic Stress DisorderExercise Training - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will study the effects of exercise on PTSD symptoms in 188 older Veterans.

Eligible Conditions
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 months

6 months
Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-V (CAPS-5)
Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)
Six-minute walk test

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Healthy Aging Attention Control
1 of 2
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

188 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Exercise Training · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Exercise Training · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Healthy Aging Attention Control
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Healthy Aging Attention Control (HA-ATC) · Intervention Types: Other
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Exercise Training
Completed Phase 3

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,483 Previous Clinical Trials
2,741,879 Total Patients Enrolled
13 Trials studying Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
1,650 Patients Enrolled for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Katherine Shepherd Hall, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorDurham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
1 Previous Clinical Trials
54 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 65+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
The patient had registered for care at the Durham VA Health Care System.
Have a fitness facility within 50 miles of where you live.
The text states that the individual meets diagnostic criteria for PTSD as assessed by the CAPS-5.