Steps Toward Adapting Physical Activity Guidelines for the Lower Mississippi Delta Population (STEPS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Information provided by:
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01264757
First received: December 3, 2010
Last updated: December 20, 2010
Last verified: December 2010
  Purpose

This feasibility study specifically addresses the issue of adapting US dietary guidelines physical activity recommendations to the population of the Lower Mississippi Delta. The hypothesis is that including a pedometer as a self-monitoring tool as part of adapted physical activity guidelines will result in greater immediate increases in physical activity (as monitored by an accelerometer) than an education program alone.


Condition Intervention Phase
Physical Inactivity
Behavioral: Physical Activity Educational Materials
Behavioral: Pedometer
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Steps Toward Adapting Physical Activity Guidelines for the Lower Mississippi Delta Population

Further study details as provided by Pennington Biomedical Research Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Minutes spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) [ Time Frame: The primary outcome is measured at baseline and after a 7-day intervention period (1 week) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A GT3X accelerometer is used to monitor each participants physical activity levels for seven consecutive days at baseline and again following a 7-day intervention period. The amount of time per day spent above a threshold of 2200 accelerometer counts/min is averaged over at least three days as the measure of MVPA.


Enrollment: 43
Study Start Date: February 2010
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Education
Educational brochure about physical activity provided.
Behavioral: Physical Activity Educational Materials
A brochure was provided to participants about the health benefits of physical activity and physical activity recommendations
Experimental: Pedometer
A pedometer was provided in addition to educational materials.
Behavioral: Pedometer
A pedometer was provided to participants in addition to educational materials about the health benefits of physical activity.

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study was to determine if a short-term pedometer-based intervention results in immediate increases in time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) compared to a minimal educational intervention.A sample of 43 overweight adults 35 to 64 years of age participated in a one week pedometer-based feasibility trial monitored by accelerometry. Participants were randomized into a one-week education-only group or a group that also wore a pedometer. Accelerometer-measured MVPA was measured over 7 days at baseline and post-intervention.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 64 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 35 to 64 years of age
  • body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 34.9 kg/m2
  • being able to walk without limitation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neuromuscular, neurological, or psychiatric problems; musculoskeletal problems interfering with exercise
  • immunodeficiency problems
  • malignancies in the last 5 years
  • any other medical condition or life threatening disease that could be aggravated by exercise
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01264757

Locations
United States, Louisiana
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70808
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
USDA Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Peter T Katzmarzyk, PhD Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  More Information

No publications provided by Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01264757     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PBRC29034
Study First Received: December 3, 2010
Last Updated: December 20, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Pennington Biomedical Research Center:
pedometer
accelerometer
moderate-to-vigorous physical activity
adult
randomized trial

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2014