Physical Activity and Motor Memory in Pedal Dexterity

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Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco

Status

Completed

Conditions

Elderly

Treatments

Other: Regular physical activity in Motor memory consolidation

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02731274
ESE IPCB02

Details and patient eligibility

About

The main purpose of this study was to investigate if a six months period of physical exercise, could improve motor memory consolidation in elderly people on pedal dexterity

Full description

34 subjects of both genders, with a mean age of 71 years old participated in the study. Subjects were divided in two groups: a control group and an experimental one. Before the intervention of physical exercise program, subjects performed a Tapping Pedal Test to measure baseline performance. After the intervention, the assessment of the impact of exercise on motor memory consolidation was held in three stages: Training; 1 hour after training and 24 hours after training.

Enrollment

34 patients

Sex

All

Ages

65 to 73 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • individuals not engaged in physical activity;
  • persons aged from 65 years.

Exclusion criteria

  • sensory abnormalities;
  • mental abnormalities;
  • motor abnormalities;
  • other atypical health problems.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Non-Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

34 participants in 2 patient groups

Motor memory consolidation
Experimental group
Description:
Subjects were divided in two groups: a control group and an experimental one. Before the intervention of physical exercise program, subjects performed a Tapping Pedal Test to measure baseline performance. After the intervention, the assessment of the impact of exercise on motor memory consolidation was held in three stages: Training; 1 hour after training and 24 hours after training.
Treatment:
Other: Regular physical activity in Motor memory consolidation
Control
No Intervention group

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