Helping People to Exercise Regularly

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Carnegie Mellon University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01335880
First received: April 13, 2011
Last updated: October 16, 2012
Last verified: July 2011
  Purpose

This study tests two different incentive mechanisms to induce members of a particular urban senior center to attend more exercise classes. Coupons for future use are given to participants who attend an exercise class and will be redeemable within either a one week or three month time period, depending on which experimental group the participant is assigned to. Frequency of exercise class attendance at the end of 2 months will be the primary outcome.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Heart Disease
Behavioral: Coupons for use within the next week
Behavioral: Coupons for use within the next 3 months

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Helping People to Exercise Regularly

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of exercise class attendance [ Time Frame: 2 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 117
Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: July 2012
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Promotion I
Three month time horizon
Behavioral: Coupons for use within the next 3 months
Participants who attend an exercise class will receive a coupon to attend an exercise class for free within the next 3 months.
Experimental: Promotion II
One week time horizon
Behavioral: Coupons for use within the next week
Participants who attend an exercise class will receive a coupon for a free exercise class to be used within the next week.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 55 years or older
  • Member of the Philadelphia Senior Center

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01335880

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Erte Xiao, PhD Carnegie Mellon University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01335880     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HS10-385
Study First Received: April 13, 2011
Last Updated: October 16, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
Obesity
Heart Disease
Seniors
Elderly
Chronic Disease
Prevention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Obesity
Cardiovascular Diseases
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 11, 2014