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Protocol for a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of physical activity on delaying the progression of white matter changes on MRI in older adults with memory complaints and mild cognitive impairment: The AIBL Active trial

  • Elizabeth V Cyarto1,
  • Nicola T Lautenschlager2, 3,
  • Patricia M Desmond4,
  • David Ames1, 2,
  • Cassandra Szoeke1, 5,
  • Olivier Salvado6,
  • Matthew J Sharman7,
  • Kathryn A Ellis1, 2, 8,
  • Pramit M Phal4,
  • Colin L Masters8, 9,
  • Christopher C Rowe10,
  • Ralph N Martins11 and
  • Kay L Cox12Email author
BMC Psychiatry201212:167

Received: 4 July 2012

Accepted: 28 September 2012

Published: 11 October 2012

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4 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
27 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Elizabeth Cyarto
Resubmission - Version 2
27 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
11 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-244X-12-167

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Authors’ Affiliations

National Ageing Research Institute
Department of Psychiatry, Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, St. Vincent’s Health, The University of Melbourne
School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences and Western Australia Centre for Health & Ageing, University of Western Australia
Department of Radiology, Royal Melbourne Hospital and The University of Melbourne
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Preventative Health Flagship
CSIRO Preventative Health Flagship ICT, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
School of Exercise and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University
Mental Health Research Institute, The University of Melbourne
Centre for Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Centre for PET, Austin Hospital
School of Medical Sciences, Edith Cowan University
School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia