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Date registered
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Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Effects of aerobic and resistance training on cardiovascular responses of active elderly people
Scientific title
To evaluate the effects of 12 weeks of aerobic and resistance training, followed by 4 weeks of detraining, on cardiovascular responses of healthy elderly.
Secondary ID [1] 253478 0
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
exercise and cardiovascular responses in healthy elderly 261027 0
Hypertension 261028 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cardiovascular 259167 259167 0 0
Cardiovascular 259168 259168 0 0
Normal development and function of the cardiovascular system

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Eleven healthy elderly individuals (both genders, 70+/-5 years) performed a exercise program twice a week for 12 weeks. Each 60 minutes session included 20 minutes of walking at 50-70% of maximal heart rate followed by resistive exercises for lower body muscle groups with level set at 65% of 10 repetition maximum (10-RM) for the first four weeks, 70% for the next four weeks and 75% for the last four weeks. The sessions were administred to 10-15 people group by a physiotherapist and 2 students from the course in physical therapy. The variables were measured before, each 4 weeks during training and 4 weeks after training by 6 minute walk test, blood pressure and heart rate before, immediately after, 5 and 10 minutes after the test.
Intervention code [1] 257964 0
Treatment: Other
Intervention code [2] 257965 0
Intervention code [3] 257966 0
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 262027 0
Blood pressure and heart rate were measured before, immediately after, 5 and 10 minutes after the 6 minute walk test.
Timepoint [1] 262027 0
At baseline and at 4, 8 and 12 weeks of training and at 4 weeks of detraining
Secondary outcome [1] 268984 0
Cardio-respiratory performance was evaluated using the 6 minute walk test.
Timepoint [1] 268984 0
At baseline and at 4, 8 and 12 weeks of training and at 4 weeks of detraining

Key inclusion criteria
Men and women over 60 years of age and in a stable health condition; users of the Brazilian National Health System (SUS); presenting a medical certificate affirming they were able to carry out the proposed exercises; and individuals who had not carried out regular physical activity for more than 1 day a week during the previous 6 weeks, were included.
Minimum age
60 Years
Maximum age
80 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
The participants were excluded if they had secondary joint injury or surgery; cardiac illness; cancer; neuropathies; were users of prosthesis; had a systolic blood pressure above 200 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure above 110 mmHg at rest; had any contraindications for exercise; severe functional limitations or cognitive impairment.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Non-randomised trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
This study was an experimental, intentional distribution, uncontrolled clinical trial. The participants were recruited at meetings organized by the Municipal Health secretary of Matinhos-PR, via advertisements on the local radio, and information talks at local community and senior citizen groups. It was asked if the person would like to do exercise or only to be evaluated.
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Single group
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 3158 0
State/province [1] 3158 0

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 258395 0
Name [1] 258395 0
Universidade Federal do Parana
Address [1] 258395 0
R. Jaguariaiva, 512 Matinhos Parana Brasil 83260-000
Country [1] 258395 0
Primary sponsor type
Universidade Federal do Parana
R. Jaguariaiva, 512 Matinhos Parana Brasil 83260-000
Secondary sponsor category [1] 257538 0
Name [1] 257538 0
Physiotherapy Clinic School of Universidade Federal do Parana
Address [1] 257538 0
R. Arthur Zanluti, 1402 Matinhos-PR Brasil 83260-000
Country [1] 257538 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 260369 0
Human Research Ethics Committee of the Federal University of Parana Health Sciences
Ethics committee address [1] 260369 0
R. Padre Camargo, 280 - Alto da Gloria - Curitiba - Parana - 80060-240
Ethics committee country [1] 260369 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 260369 0
Approval date [1] 260369 0
Ethics approval number [1] 260369 0

Brief summary
Aim: Evaluate the effects of the association of resistive and aerobic exercises training on cardiovascular responses in elderly. Methods: Eleven subjects (both genders, 70±5 years) performed twice a week walking and resistive exercises for lower body muscle groups for twelve weeks. The variables were measured before; each four weeks during training and four weeks detraining by six minute walk test, blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) before, immediately after, five and 10 minutes after the test.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Part of this study was presentedd as an abstract in The 19th IAGG Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics (2009) and XIX Jornada Paranaense de Geriatria e Gerontologia (2009)
Public notes

Principal investigator
Name 32132 0
Address 32132 0
Country 32132 0
Phone 32132 0
Fax 32132 0
Email 32132 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 15379 0
Rafaella Ribas Locks
Address 15379 0
R. Eduardo Carlos Pereira, 4021, apto 802 - Portao - Curitiba - Parana - 81020-770
Country 15379 0
Phone 15379 0
Fax 15379 0
Email 15379 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 6307 0
Anna Raquel Silveira Gomes
Address 6307 0
R. Jaguariaiva, 512 - Matinhos - Parana - 83260-000
Country 6307 0
Phone 6307 0
Fax 6307 0
Email 6307 0

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