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Increasing Physical Activity Among Overweight Women With Mobility Disabilities. (PEP)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: July 27, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
This study aims to increase physical activity among overweight African-American women with mobility limitations.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: Personalized exercise programme (PEP)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Personalized Exercise Programme (PEP) I: Physician Referral Approach to Increasing Awareness and Sustainability of Physical Activity for Overweight Adults With Mobility Limitations.

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Further study details as provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physical activity [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Physical activity was assessed using the Physical Activity and Disability Scale (PADS), the Barriers to Physical Activity and Disbility Scale (B-PADS), (Rimmer et al 2000) and the Mobility Limitation score (Velozo et al 1999).

  • Body mass index (BMI) [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Derived emperically

  • Blood lipids [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Derived emperically

  • Weight [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Derived emperically

  • Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Dervied emperically

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychosocial Health [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Confirmed using the Quality of Wellbeing scale (Anderson et al 1989), and CARDIA-2 scale, an 11-item assessment (Allen et al 2001).

Enrollment: 96
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Arm 1: Physical activity awareness
The awareness group received a physician-recommendation to exercise an informational brochure, and pedometer.
Experimental: Arm 2: Lower Support
The lower support group received arm 1 plus monthly newsletter, weekly personalized exercise support via telephone.
Behavioral: Personalized exercise programme (PEP)
Physician referred overweight and obese clients to 24 month personalized exercise programme at the U. of Illinois, Chicago
Other Name: PEP
Experimental: Arm 3: Higher support
The higher support group received arm 1 plus arm 2 plus a face-to-face monthly exercise support group.
Behavioral: Personalized exercise programme (PEP)
Physician referred overweight and obese clients to 24 month personalized exercise programme at the U. of Illinois, Chicago
Other Name: PEP

Detailed Description:
Regular, sustainable physical activity can have a dramatic effect on reducing obesity and other secondary conditions and increasing quality of life. People with mobility limitations have a higher level of physical inactivity resulting from numerous personal and environmental barriers to physical activity participation. This project will evaluate the feasibility of increasing physical activity among overweight individuals with mobility limitations through physician-referrals to a personalized exercise programme at the Chicago-based National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD).

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • English speaking
  • Self-reported mobility limitation
  • BMI greater than or equal to 27
  • Receiving care at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) Medical Center
  • Sedentary

Exclusion Criteria:

  • did not receive physician approval to participate
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00164515

United States, Illinois
University of Illinois, Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: James Rimmer, Ph.D. UIChicago
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: James H. Rimmer, PhD; Professor, U. of Illinois, Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons with Disabilities Identifier: NCT00164515     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCBDDD-R04CCR523275
R04CCR518810 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: CDC/NCBDDD/DHDD )
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: July 27, 2011

Keywords provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
obesity, mobility limitations, women, physical activity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mobility Limitation
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on April 26, 2017