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Trials

, 12:263

First Online: 21 December 2011Received: 15 November 2011Accepted: 21 December 2011DOI: 10.1186-1745-6215-12-263

Cite this article as: Hinrichs, T., Moschny, A., Brach, M. et al. Trials 2011 12: 263. doi:10.1186-1745-6215-12-263

Abstract

BackgroundExercise programmes can be administered successfully as therapeutic agents to patients with a number of chronic diseases and help to improve physical functioning in older adults. Usually, such programmes target either healthy and mobile community-dwelling seniors or elderly individuals living in nursing institutions or special residences. Chronically ill or mobility-restricted individuals, however, are difficult to reach when they live in their own homes.

A pilot study has shown good feasibility of a home-based exercise programme that is delivered to this target group through cooperation between general practitioners and exercise therapists. A logical next step involves evaluation of the effects of the programme.

Methods-designThe study is designed as a randomised controlled trial. We plan to recruit 210 patients ≥ 70 years in about 15 general practices.

The experimental intervention duration 12 weeks-a multidimensional home-based exercise programme-is delivered to the participant by an exercise therapist in counselling sessions at the general practitioner-s practice and on the telephone. It is based on methods and strategies for facilitating behaviour change according to the Health Action Process Approach HAPA. The control intervention-baseline physical activities-differs from the experimental intervention with regard to content of the counselling sessions as well as to content and frequency of the promoted activities.

Primary outcome is functional lower body strength measured by the -chair-rise- test. Secondary outcomes are: physical function battery of motor tests, physical activity step count, health-related quality of life SF-8, fall-related self-efficacy FES-I, and exercise self-efficacy SSA-Scale.

The hypothesis that there will be differences between the two groups experimental-control with respect to post-interventional chair-rise time will be tested using an ANCOVA with chair-rise time at baseline, treatment group, and study centre effects as explanatory variables. Analysis of the data will be undertaken using the principle of intention-to-treat.

Trial registrationCurrent Controlled Trials ISRCTN17727272.

Keywordsgeneral practice chronic disease aged mobility restriction rehabilitation physical activity Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1745-6215-12-263 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Timo Hinrichs - Anna Moschny - Michael Brach - Stefan Wilm - Renate Klaaßen-Mielke - Matthias Trampisch - Petra Platen

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