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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Epilepsy, Epilepsia, Epileptic Seizures or Seizure Disorder
and you are
between 15 and 50
years old
This is a second phase trial assessing
efficacy and side effects of the new treatment.
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The purpose

Epilepsy is a chronic neurologic disorder characterized by seizures. Beside seizures people suffering from epilepsy experience several challenges related to education, work and everyday life such as learning-, problem-solving-, memory-, concentration-, attention difficulties and fatigue. It is generally approved that physical activity (PA) has a positive effect on physical as well as mental factors. However, people with epilepsy are found to be less active and PA is rarely offered or recommended as supplement to anti-epileptic medical treatment. Few studies have investigated the effect of PA in subjects with epilepsy and additional studies of high methodical quality are needed to enable evidence-based information and counselling. This study is carried through as a randomized controlled trial which investigates the effect of participation in a 10-week cardio exercise program in people with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy aged 15-50. The study hypothesis is that participation in a 10-week cardio exercise program will induce a positive change in cognitive function (concentration and attention) and possibly in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). In addition it is expected that the intensity and duration of the 10-week cardio exercise program is sufficient to cause changes in physiological parameters related to a reduced risk of lifestyle diseases.

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Physical activity

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01450423. The sponsor of the trial is Lars Bo Andersen and it is looking for 40 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Physical Exercise in Subjects With Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Aged 15-50: A Randomized Controlled Trial