Weight Maintenance Through Physical Activity and Social Support in Rural Middle-Aged Women

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teresa Hultquist, University of Nebraska
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01487538
First received: November 30, 2011
Last updated: February 5, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare an technology-based weight maintenance intervention using action plans, videos discussion boards and health behavior tracking (weight, calories in and out, pedometer steps) with a technology-based standard advice group to facilitate health management, resourcefulness and health status for rural middle-aged women.


Condition Intervention
Body Weight Changes
Behavioral: Videos
Behavioral: Action Plans
Behavioral: Discussion Boards
Behavioral: Health behavior tracking

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Weight Maintenance Through Physical Activity and Social Support in Rural Middle-Aged Women

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Further study details as provided by University of Nebraska:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight maintenance [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 months, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Weight maintenance (no significant change in weight from baseline which corresponds to a weight gain of less than 2.3 kg from baseline over the course of the study)


Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: February 2014
Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: intervention group Behavioral: Videos
Provide information on physical activity, diet, calorie tracking to support weight maintenance in rural women.
Behavioral: Action Plans
Online action plans will be used by subjects to set and evaluate physical activity goals
Behavioral: Discussion Boards
forum to exchange information and experiences
Behavioral: Health behavior tracking
online tracking of weight for both intervention and standard advice group. In addition, the intervention group will also track their calories in and out and their pedometer steps
Active Comparator: Standard Advice Group Behavioral: Health behavior tracking
online tracking of weight for both intervention and standard advice group. In addition, the intervention group will also track their calories in and out and their pedometer steps

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this research project is to evaluate the influence of a theory-based intervention using the Health Effects of Life Transitions for Women Model to promote maintenance of initial weight loss. The intervention will be designed to promote physical activity to prevent weight regain among an underserved and vulnerable population of rural, mid-life women. The intervention delivered through action plans, videos, discussion boards and health behavior tracking (weight, calories in and out, pedometer steps) to facilitate health management, resourcefulness and health status will be compared with the standard advice group who receives newsletters and health behavior tracking (weight) to initiate, increase, or sustain physical activity for weight maintenance.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 64 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Women:

  • aged 40-64 years;
  • reported intentional weight loss of 5-10% of initial body weight within previous 6 months;
  • residing in a rural county (population < 50,000 residents) or rural community (population less than 2,500) within driving distance of a UNMC College of Nursing campus;
  • ability to communicate in English (verbal and written);
  • ambulatory and can walk at least one block without the use of an assistive device, such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair;
  • have access to the internet and current email account; and
  • answer 'no' to all questions on the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) or obtain clearance from their physician to become more active.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • instructed by a physician not to exercise;
  • presence of chest pain, shortness of breath, or feelings of light-headedness upon exertion.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01487538

Locations
United States, Nebraska
Southeast District Health Department
Auburn, Nebraska, United States, 68305
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Teresa Hultquist, PhD University of Nebraska
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Teresa Hultquist, Prinicipal Investigator, University of Nebraska
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01487538     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 175-09-FB, 5P20NR011404
Study First Received: November 30, 2011
Last Updated: February 5, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Body Weight Changes
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 20, 2014