Evaluation of the Active Living Every Day Exercise Program for People With Arthritis

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of North Carolina
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00146367
First received: September 2, 2005
Last updated: September 12, 2005
Last verified: September 2005
  Purpose

The primary goal of this study is to assess the effectiveness and feasibility of the Active Living Every Day Physical Activity Program (ALED) for people with arthritis. This project is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the ALED program in changing arthritis-related health outcomes and to investigate the feasibility of conducting the ALED program in a public health setting.


Condition Intervention Phase
Arthritis
Behavioral: Active Living Every Day
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Health Benefits of the Active Living Every Day Physical Activity Program Among Persons With Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physical Activity Level measured via CHAMPS instrument at baseline and 20 weeks
  • Physical Fitness Level measued via 2 minute step test at baseline and 20 weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional status measured via HAQ at baseline and 20 weeks
  • Arthritis Self-efficacy measured at baseline and 20 weeks
  • Health-related Quality of Life measured at baseline, 20 weeks, 6 months and 12 months
  • Pain, fatigue and stiffness VAS at baseline and 20 weeks
  • Activities of Daily Living measured at baseline, 20 weeks, 6 months and 12 months

Estimated Enrollment: 355
Study Start Date: January 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2005
Detailed Description:

Evidence has shown that regular moderate-intensity physical activity improves symptoms and function in persons with arthritis. A 20-week behavior-based program was developed by the Cooper Institute, Brown University, and Human Kinetics to help people with sedentary lifestyles become and stay physically active. A randomized trial evaluated the effectiveness and efficacy of a similar program on which Active Living Every Day is based (ALED) on cardiovascular disease risk factors, cost-effectiveness, and cardiorespiratory fitness. However, the current research supporting ALED is limited for people with arthritis. The primary goal of this study is to assess the effectiveness and feasibility of the Active Living Every Day Physical Activity Program (ALED) for people with arthritis. The primary goal will be accomplished through a twenty week randomized controlled trial conducted with 400 participants residing in the 17 Area Agencies on Aging housed in the Councils of Government in North Carolina, including both urban and rural counties. This project is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the ALED program in changing arthritis-related health outcomes and to investigate the feasibility of conducting the ALED program in a public health setting.

Objectives:

  1. To demonstrate that the ALED program can increase physical activity and fitness levels among people with arthritis.
  2. To demonstrate that the Active Living Every Day has arthritis-specific benefits.
  3. To evaluate the feasibility of disseminating the Active Living Every Day program through the NC public health network.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Self-reported arthritis or chronic joint symptoms
  • Currently exercising less than 3 times per week
  • Plan to be in community for at least 1 year
  • Physician release for participation in physical activity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Non-English speaking
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Serious medical condition where exercise is contradindicated
  • Severe physical or mental impairment
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00146367

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina
Investigators
Study Chair: Jennifer M Hootman, PhD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Leigh F Callahan, PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00146367     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCCDPHP-0444, CDC-NCCDPHP-MM-0444
Study First Received: September 2, 2005
Last Updated: September 12, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
arthritis
osteoarthritis
rheumatoid arthritis
rheumatic disease
exercise
physical activity
physical function
disability

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 23, 2014