Hemodynamic Effects During Land vs Water Exercise for Older Adults With Orthostatic Hypotension

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    University of Texas at Austin
Updated on 24 March 2022


The purpose of the study is to understand how blood pressure, heart rate, and symptoms of low blood pressure (such as dizziness or nausea) are affected by positional changes and exercise when on land or in the water for people who tend to experience dizziness upon standing.

Condition Orthostatic Hypotension
Treatment Water exercise, Land exercise
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05233865
SponsorUniversity of Texas at Austin
Last Modified on24 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Self-report of dizziness upon standing (from sit or supine position) or known diagnosis of orthostatic hypotension
Able to stand independently for 3-5 consecutive minutes
Able to walk independently (with or without an assistive devise)
Medically stable for last month
Score of 3 or greater on Mini-Cog (standardized outcome measure to detect dementia)
Full coronavirus vaccination

Exclusion Criteria

Diagnosis of dementia
Contraindication for pool exercise (such as infected open wounds, fecal incontinence, diarrhea.)
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