Structured Physical Exercise in Short-term Inpatient Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

St. Olavs Hospital (Other)
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Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

In 2017, structured physical exercise with high intensity was implemented as a part of the treatment program at St. Olav Hospital Clinic of Substance Use and Addiction Medicine.

The objective of this study is to examine whether implementing structured physical exercise in the treatment program has implications for patients' physical and mental health and quality of life after completing a 3 month residential treatment program.

The results of this study will benefit substance use disorder patients in the future, and may have an impact on further implementation of physical exercise in addiction treatment clinics both nationally and internationally.

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase

    Study Design

    Study Type:
    Anticipated Enrollment :
    200 participants
    Observational Model:
    Time Perspective:
    Official Title:
    Structured Physical Exercise in Short-term Inpatient Treatment of Substance Use Disorder: Implications for Abstinence, Quality of Life, Physical- and Mental Health
    Actual Study Start Date :
    Feb 25, 2020
    Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
    Feb 1, 2023
    Anticipated Study Completion Date :
    Feb 1, 2023

    Arms and Interventions

    Arm Intervention/Treatment
    Exercise group

    Outcome Measures

    Primary Outcome Measures

    1. Physical health [18 months]

      Change in oxygen uptake

    2. Physical health [18 months]

      Change in maximum leg strength

    3. Mental health [18 months]

      assessed by a in-house developed questionnaire, which is composed of 4 parts: Severity of Dependence 5-items (each of the five items is scored on a 4-point scale (0-3). Total score is the sum of the 5-item ratings. The higher the score the higher the level of dependence); Circumstances, Motivation, Readiness, and Suitability instrument (Five items measured on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (completely disagree) to 5 (totally agree). High scores indicate increased intrinsic motivation); Quality-of-Life rating five items recorded on a five-point Likert scale: 1 (very poor) - 5 (very good). The raw scores are transformed to a decimal scale, ranging from 0.1 worst score to 0.9 best score); Hopkins Symptom Checklist (HSCL-10): Ten items recorded on a four-point Likert scale: (1) not at all - (4) extremely.

    Eligibility Criteria


    Ages Eligible for Study:
    18 Years and Older
    Sexes Eligible for Study:
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
    Inclusion Criteria:
    • Being an inpatient at the clinic
    Exclusion Criteria:

    Contacts and Locations


    Site City State Country Postal Code
    1 St Olavs Hospital HF Klinikk for rus og avhengighetsmedisin Trondheim Norway 7010

    Sponsors and Collaborators

    • St. Olavs Hospital


    • Study Director: Kristin Smedsrud, St Olavs Hospital Klinikk for rus- og avhengighetsmedisin

    Study Documents (Full-Text)

    None provided.

    More Information


    None provided.
    Responsible Party:
    St. Olavs Hospital Identifier:
    Other Study ID Numbers:
    • 2019/501
    First Posted:
    Oct 28, 2019
    Last Update Posted:
    Mar 23, 2022
    Last Verified:
    Mar 1, 2022
    Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
    Plan to Share IPD:
    Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
    Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
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    Study Results

    No Results Posted as of Mar 23, 2022