The MOTHER (Mobile Technologies to Help Enhancing Regular Physical Activity) Trial for Pregnant Women

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01461707
First received: October 26, 2011
Last updated: April 1, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

Obesity among women of childbearing age and excessive weight gain during pregnancy are prevalent and steadily increasing health care issues. Regular physical activity is recommended to maintain healthy weight gain for pregnant women, however, a majority of pregnant women are sedentary. The investigators propose to conduct a pilot study to estimate the potential efficacy of a mobile phone based physical activity intervention in 30 physically inactive pregnant women.


Condition Intervention
Physical Activity
Behavioral: Mobile phone-based physical activity program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Pilot Study of a Mobile Phone-Based Physical Activity Program in Pregnant Women

Further study details as provided by University of California, San Francisco:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • physical activity monitor measured steps [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 7-Day Physical Activity Recall [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Mobile App plus activity monitor group
Participants in the group will receive a study mobile phone application and an activity monitor
Behavioral: Mobile phone-based physical activity program
Participants in the intervention group will receive an activity monitor and the mobile phone based physical activity intervention.
No Intervention: Activity monitor group
Participants in the group will receive an activity monitor

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant, gestational week (10-20 weeks)
  • pre-pregnancy BMI ≥ 18.5 kg•m2
  • physically inactive at work and during leisure time
  • intent to be physically active
  • access to a home telephone or a mobile phone
  • have a personal computer access
  • ability to communicate (speak and read) in English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known medical or obstetric complication that restricts physical activity
  • history of eating disorders
  • current participation in lifestyle modification programs
  • history of bariatric surgery.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01461707

Locations
United States, California
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States, 94118
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Investigators
Principal Investigator: JiWon Choi, PhD University of California, San Francisco
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01461707     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-06992, 3R01HL104147-02S1
Study First Received: October 26, 2011
Last Updated: April 1, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
Cellular phone
exercise
pregnant women
obesity
overweight
physical activity

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 29, 2014