Motivational Interventions for Lifestyle and Exercise in College Students (MILE)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Linda Pescatello, University of Connecticut
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01057979
First received: January 26, 2010
Last updated: May 8, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
  Purpose

Engagement in substance-free activities, such as exercise, has an inverse relationship to substance use in college students. While exercise has numerous physical and mental health benefits, the majority of college students are sedentary, infrequently engaging in exercise. Although exercise interventions to date often suffer from significant attrition and poor adherence, motivational interventions for exercise are beginning to show promise. In this pilot study we propose to develop and evaluate a novel exercise intervention combining Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) with contingency management (CM) in sedentary college students who use alcohol.


Condition Intervention Phase
Alcohol Consumption
Behavioral: MET + CM for Exercise
Behavioral: MET + Exercise Contracting
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Motivational Interventions for Exercise in Hazardous Drinking College Students

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by University of Connecticut:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Exercise engagement [ Time Frame: 2 month, 6 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MET + CM for Exercise
Motivational Enhancement Therapy seeks to resolve ambivalence regarding exercise and increase intrinsic motivation to exercise. Contingency management offers tangible rewards for completing verified exercise.
Behavioral: MET + CM for Exercise
Motivational Enhancement Therapy seeks to resolve ambivalence regarding exercise and increase intrinsic motivation to exercise. Contingency management offers tangible rewards for completing verified exercise.
Active Comparator: MET + Exercise Contracting
Motivational Enhancement Therapy seeks to resolve ambivalence regarding exercise and increase intrinsic motivation to exercise. Exercise contracting consists of weekly appointment to set specific goals for exercise in the upcoming week.
Behavioral: MET + Exercise Contracting
Motivational Enhancement Therapy seeks to resolve ambivalence regarding exercise and increase intrinsic motivation to exercise. Exercise contracting consists of weekly appointment to set specific goals for exercise in the upcoming week.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 26 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sedentary college students who drink alcohol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medical contraindications for exercise.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01057979

Locations
United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut Storrs
Storrs, Connecticut, United States, 06269
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Connecticut
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeremiah Weinstock, Ph.D. St. Louis University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Linda Pescatello, Professor, University of Connecticut
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01057979     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H09-043, R21AA017717-01A1
Study First Received: January 26, 2010
Last Updated: May 8, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Connecticut:
exercise
college students
Sedentary college students

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014