Purpose

The purpose of this study is to implement a home-based exercise program, administered through Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston Meals on Wheels (MOWGH), and evaluate its effects on frailty status and nutritional markers in homebound older adults.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Over 60 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • enrolled in UT-Health Harris Health House Call Program (HCP)
  • Frail or pre frail by FFP
  • medically stable

Exclusion Criteria

  • robust by FFP
  • Mini-Cog score <3 and/or are unable to follow instructions
  • pre-diagnosed terminal illness
  • unable to ambulate,and/or are unable to use their upper extremities

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Supportive Care
Masking
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
Meals plus exercise
  • Behavioral: Meals plus exercise
    Patients will receive 12 weeks of meals on wheels meal delivery consisting of 3 meals per day during the weekdays with 6 frozen meals to cover the weekends.They will also receive an exercise kit on the first visit by the meal delivery driver with 2 tennis balls,2 1-pound hand weights, and one towel.Every week,the driver will give them 3 exercises from the National Institute on Aging's Go4Life Workout-to-Go book,1 exercise from each of 3 categories:strength/endurance, balance, and flexibility. They will be asked to do the 3 exercises every day.The meal delivery drivers will ask daily questions about physical activity and any potential injuries and the participants will be asked to track their own weekly exercise and physical activity as well as their monthly progress on a standardized log. All participants will also be asked to wear a fitness activity tracker which will monitor heart rate, activity level, and sleep habits for the duration of the study.
Active Comparator
Meals only
  • Behavioral: Meals only
    Patients will receive 12 weeks of an enhanced meals on wheels (MOW) in-person meal delivery consisting of 3 meals per day (1 shelf-stable, 1 hot, and 1 frozen) during the weekdays (Monday through Friday) with 6 frozen meals at the end of the week to cover the weekends.The meal delivery drivers will ask daily questions about physical activity and any potential injuries and the participants will be asked to track their own weekly exercise and physical activity as well as their monthly progress on a standardized log. All participants will also be asked to wear a fitness activity tracker which will monitor heart rate, activity level, and sleep habits for the duration of the study.

Recruiting Locations

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas 77030
Contact:
Jessica Lee, MD,MS
713-500-6634
Jessica.Lee@uth.tmc.edu

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Study Contact

Jessica lee, MD,MS
7135006634
Jessica.Lee@uth.tmc.edu

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