Personal Resources of Elderly People With Multimorbidity (PREFER)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Freie Universität Berlin
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
German Centre of Gerontology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01577134
First received: March 19, 2012
Last updated: April 15, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

PREFER II aims at developing psychological targeted theory- and evidence-based intervention components, which support older people with multiple illnesses in performing more physical activity. Many studies provide evidence for the importance of physical activity as a central mediator of health. This means that determinants of physical activity such as personal resources constitute an ideal target for interventions.

Within PREFER II, particularly positive views on ageing, attitudes, self-efficacy, planning and self-monitoring will be targeted in the interventions. These factors are important both for motivating older people with multiple illnesses to change their health behaviors and to translate such motivation into behavior.


Condition Intervention
Multimorbidity
Behavioral: Social-cognitive resource intervention
Behavioral: no intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Personal Resources of Elderly People With Multimorbidity: Fortification of Effective Health Behaviour

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by German Centre of Gerontology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in physical activity [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 8.5 months, 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in quality of Life [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 8.5 months, 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in self-reported perceived autonomy [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 8.5 months, 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: April 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention to enhance physical activity
Participants in this arm have high motivation to be regularly physically active. Face-to-face group intervention includes behavior change techniques to enhance physical activity.
Behavioral: Social-cognitive resource intervention
Intervention group that receives a behavior change technique intervention to increase volitional strategies and physical activity.
Active Comparator: Active control intervention
Face-to-face group intervention includes behavior change techniques to enhance volunteering and improve attitudes towards volunteering.
Behavioral: Social-cognitive resource intervention
Active control group that receives a behavior change technique intervention to increase volitional strategies and volunteering.
Passive control intervention
Waiting-list control group, who receives all information (that the active groups got) via mail after completion of 8.5 months follow-up.
Behavioral: no intervention
Passive control group that receives no intervention until the 8.5 months follow-up. Subsequently, they receive the information by mail the active groups received within the intervention.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   64 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 64 years or older
  • community-residing

Exclusion Criteria:

  • regularly exercising
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01577134

Locations
Germany
German Centre of Gerontology
Berlin, Germany, 12101
Sponsors and Collaborators
German Centre of Gerontology
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Freie Universität Berlin
Investigators
Study Chair: Clemens Tesch-Römer, Prof. Dr. German Centre of Gerontology
Study Chair: Ralf Schwarzer, Prof. Dr. Freie Universität Berlin
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: German Centre of Gerontology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01577134     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01ET1001B
Study First Received: March 19, 2012
Last Updated: April 15, 2013
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Keywords provided by German Centre of Gerontology:
multimorbidity
autonomy
older adults
physical activity
intervention
behavior change

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014