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Participants Needed - Physical Activity and Cognitive Function Outcomes in Older Adults

Contributed by: Lynn Clark
Published: Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:00 AM

Participants Needed!

Project Title: Physical Activity and Cognitive Function Outcomes in Older Adults.

Seeking: Male and Female participants age 65 years of age and older. Must be free of diagnosed cognitive disorders (ADHD, Brain Injury, Dementia etc.)and not currently taking psychotropic medications(anti – psychotics, anti – depressants, anti – obsessive agents or anti – anxiety agents)

Purpose: To examine the association between free-living physical activity and cognitive well-being in older adults.

Measurements will consist of:

  • 2 short written cognitive function tasks
  • Health History Questionnaire
  • Resting heart rate and blood pressure
  • Body composition analysis
  • Short walking assessment
  • Physical activity assessment

All volunteers will receive a copy of their cognitive function task scores, heart rate and blood pressure results, information regarding body composition and physical activity assessment findings.

Testing will require 2 visits to the Human Performance Laboratory. Session 1 will last approximately 1 hour. Session 2 will last approximately 15 minutes.

Contact for more information:

Matt Thomas B.S., C.S.C.S.
MS Graduate Assistant
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Human Performance Laboratory
Ball State University
T:765-860-3006
E:mbthomas@bsu.edu

Principal Investigator:
Selen Razon Ph.D.
Ball State University
Sport & Exercise Psychology
Muncie, IN. 47306
T: 165-285-3706
E: srazon@bsu.edu

IRB ID 516626-1

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