This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition exercise
Treatment strength training
Sponsor Oslo University Hospital
Collaborator Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Start date June 2007
End date June 2010
Trial size 150 participants
Trial identifier NCT01129219, 1.2007.347


This is a randomized, controlled; single-blind parallel group trial carried out with hip fracture patients, starting at 12 weeks post fracture. Patients were approached during their acute stay in hospital, followed without any extra intervention for 12 weeks, and then randomized in a 2:1 manner to either intervention or control for the next 12 weeks. After the first 12 weeks intervention the intervention group were divided into two groups and randomized to an new single-blind parallel group trial for further intervention.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
Subjects in the control group were asked to maintain their current lifestyle. No restrictions were placed on their exercise activities.
strength training
Strength training for 24 weeks

Primary Outcomes

Bergs Balance scale
time frame: 24 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

time frame: 24 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria:at 12 weeks postoperative: 1. age at least 65 years 2. not living in nursing home 3. were able to undergo physical therapy for the hip fracture 4. scoring of 23 or more (out of 30) on the Mini Mental State Examination Exclusion Criteria: 1. permanently institutionalized 2. had metastatic cancer 3. suffered from multi-trauma.

Additional Information

Official title Observation and Progressive Strength Training After Hip Fracture
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2010.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Oslo University Hospital.