2427: Lower Extremity Power and Function in the Elderly: Study 2
Men and women, aged 70-85
To compare the effects of two different lower leg training programs on changes in mobility status among older individuals at risk for mobility disability.
- Acute or Terminal Illness
- MI in previous 6 months, symptomatic coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure
- Upper or Lower extremity fracture in previous 6 months
- Uncontrolled hypertension (150/90mmHg)
- Neuromuscular diseases and drugs that affect neuromuscular function
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Participation in any regular endurance or resistance training exercise during previous 6 months
|Length of Study
Approximately 5 months
|# of Visits
Approximately 38 (1 screening visit for 3 hrs, 2 baseline visits 3-4 hrs, 1 week 4 visit 2-4 hours, 2 visits at end of study each 3-4 hrs, 32 exercise session visits)
$15 for screening visit, and can earn up to $700 if you qualify and complete the study.
|Can I work?
- Length of study
Total length of the study including resident stays and nonresident visits.
This does not mean you will be testing the entire time.
The length of time volunteers are required to stay overnight at the HNRCA. Residents have their own private room, bathroom, television, VCR, and phone during their stay.
The amount of reimbursement for travel and inconvenience.
- Number of visits
Total number of nonresident visits.
- Study diet
Indicates meals which will be provided by the HNRCA
- Can I work?
Indicates if you will be able to work and if so, when.
For more information please complete our Study Inquiry Form or call Volunteer Services at (800) 738-7555 and a Recruiter will return your call as soon as possible.
We appreciate your interest in our program and we hope to work with you in the future.
The Recruitment Office
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University