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Summary

for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Oakland, California
study started
estimated completion:

Description

Summary

Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise (PLIÉ) is a unique, multimodal movement program for people with dementia (affected individuals) that is taught by trained instructors and combines physical, mental and social activities. The Paired PLIÉ Program is an adapted version designed for pairs of affected individuals and care partners. The goal of this study is to perform a randomized, controlled trial (RCT) with a delayed start design to examine the effects of the Paired PLIÉ Program on function and quality of life in affected individuals and care partners.

Details

Study participants are 60 pairs of individuals with mild-to-moderate dementia and their primary care partners who are randomly assigned to Group 1 (immediate start) or Group 2 (delayed start). Pairs randomized to Group 1 participate together in the Paired PLIÉ program 2 days/week for 12 weeks (24 classes total) while pairs randomized to Group 2 continue with their usual activities. Then Group 1 transitions into a maintenance phase, and Group 2 participates in the Paired PLIÉ program 2 days/week for 12 weeks. Outcome data are collected in all study participants at baseline, mid-point and end-point so that we can examine the initial impact of the program as well as whether effects are maintained in Group 1. Outcome measures include cognitive function, physical performance, quality of life and caregiver well-being.

Keywords

Dementia exercise function quality of life caregiver

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

Affected Individuals

  • diagnosis of cognitive impairment or dementia
  • mild to moderate severity, defined as Clinical Dementia Rating of 0.5, 1 or 2
  • willing and able to engage in study procedures
  • English language fluency

Inclusion Criteria: Care Partners

  • provide care for affected individual
  • willing and able to engage in study procedures
  • English language fluency

You CAN'T join if...

Affected Individuals

  • planning to miss more than 2 weeks during the study period
  • behavioral or physical issues that would be disruptive or dangerous to themselves or others (e.g., drug abuse, severe mental health issues)
  • unable to take 2 steps independently without cane or walker
  • terminal illness (life expectancy < 1 year)
  • currently participating in another research study that could impact current study
  • changes to dementia medications 3 months prior to baseline or changes planned during the study period

Exclusion Criteria: Care Partners

  • planning to miss more than 2 weeks during the study period
  • behavioral or physical issues that would be disruptive or dangerous to themselves or others (e.g., drug abuse, severe mental health issues)
  • unable to take 2 steps independently without cane or walker
  • terminal illness (life expectancy < 1 year)
  • currently participating in another research study that could impact current study

Location

  • Kaiser Oakland accepting new patients
    Oakland, California, 94611, United States

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
Links
Facebook page
study website
ID
NCT02729311
Lead Scientist
Deborah E Barnes
Study Type
Interventional
Last Updated
October 27, 2017
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