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17 results for "Clinical trials"

Participatory workplace interventions can reduce sedentary time for office workers-a randomised controlled trial

  • Published on Nov. 12, 2013

Background: Occupational sedentary behaviour is an important contributor to overall sedentary risk. There is limited evidence for effective workplace interventions to reduce occupational sedentary time and increase light activity during work hours. The purpose of the study was to determine if participatory workplace interventions could reduce total sedentary time, sustained ...

Relationship between objectively measured physical activity and cardiovascular aging in the general population – The EVIDENT trial

  • Published on Jan. 24, 2014

Background Aging has been associated with an increase in arterial stiffness. We analyzed the relationship between regular physical activity and cardiovascular aging evaluated by the radial augmentation index (rAIx), ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI), pulse pressure (PP) and heart age in subjects without atherosclerotic disease. Methods A cross-sectional study was ...

Study to Evaluate the Impact of the “PROactive Telecoaching Program” on Physical Activity in Patients With COPD.

  • Added on March 10, 2014

Sponsor: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Collaborators: Innovative Medicines Initiative (PROactive Project), Innovative Medicines Initiative. Information provided by (Responsible Party): Novartis (Novartis Pharmaceuticals) Identifier: NCT01992081 Purpose: This study will test two instruments to measure physical activity in COPD patients: A questionnaire and two small physical activity monitors .Patients will be randomized ...

Blood Pressure Circadian Pattern and Physical Exercise Assessment by Accelerometer and 7-Day Physical Activity Recall Scale.

  • Published on Aug. 24, 2013

Background The relationship between regular physical activity, measured objectively and by self-report, and the circadian pattern of 24-hour ambulatory arterial blood pressure (BP) has not been clarified. Methods We performed a cross-sectional study in a cohort of healthy patients. We included 1,345 patients from the EVIDENT study (mean age 55±14 years; 59.3% women). ...

A novel conceptual framework for balance training in Parkinson’s disease-study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

  • Published on Sept. 27, 2012

Study Protocol Background There is increasing scientific knowledge about the interaction between physiological (musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cognitive and sensory) systems and their influence on balance and walking impairments in Parkinson’s disease. We have developed a new conceptual framework for balance training, emphasising specific components of balance control related to Parkinson’...