Mayo Posture Positivity Power Program for Active and Aging Individuals in Communities

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Mayo Clinic
Updated on 26 January 2021


The research is designed to answer effectiveness of community-based multimodal intervention programs on physical, mental, cognitive, social, and environmental in active and aging individuals.


Despite that musculoskeletal diseases/conditions are the leading cause of disability and frailty/mortality in aging individuals, the musculoskeletal health is given little consideration. Exercise is essential and effective publicly-available medicine for management/prevention of obesity, lack of physical activity, chronic disease, frailty, and mental stress/anxiety/depression without any side-effects from drug use/abuse.

More recently, multimodal interventions with physical, postural, mindfulness, and power exercises have shown to be effective improving both physical and mental health. To expand the recent trend in multimodal intervention, the current proposal will examine effects of community-based multimodal intervention on physical, psychological, cognitive, social, and environmental characteristics in aging individuals. Simultaneously, a cross-sectional study will establish normative values and inter-relationships.

One simple (15 minutes a day /2-3 times a week) yet comprehensive multimodal (balance, posture/thoracic spine, hopping, and mindfulness) intervention could provide a practical solution for aging individuals. Such a program could be implemented individually or by community staff, which would allow for a large-scale community implementation.

Therefore, the overall objective of the project is to explore effects of a community-based, simple, multimodal intervention program (MayoP4) for aging individuals. A small group intervention with friends and club/family members will help peer-to-peer support/team spirit and improve positive engagement.

The secondary objective of this project is to establish normative values and examine interrelations among various frailty/mortality risk factors. In addition to physical activity, musculoskeletal, balance/posture, and psychological/wellness factors, there are many additional elements associated with frailty/mortality risk. These include, but are not limited to, positive thinking/behavior (optimism), sufficient sleep, and cognitive/social/environmental considerations. Physical frailty plays an important role and positively influences all other domains; however, this relationship among aging individuals in our communities remains to be established.

Condition Healthy Aging
Treatment exercise-based intervention
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04681794
SponsorMayo Clinic
Last Modified on26 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Participants must be physically capable (defined as easy to moderate physical activities daily at least 60 minutes)
Participants also must have a normal (18.5-24.9kg/m2) or overweight BMI (25-29.9kg/m2)
Participants must be able to speak, listen, read, and understand sentences written in English

Exclusion Criteria

Participants who display more than two risk factors for coronary artery disease
Participants who have a history of falls, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, or orthopedic or neurological conditions (i.e., stroke)
Participants who take medications that cause dizziness or slow movement
Participants who smoke
Participants who have a body mass to height squared ratio greater than 30kg/m2 or less than 18.4kg/m2, blood pressure greater than 140/90 mmHg, or a history of heart conditions
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