Alberta Diabetes and Physical Activity Trial

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2009
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University of Alberta, Physical Education

Brief Summary:
This project will assess the incremental and cumulative impact of three behavioural intervention strategies for the promotion of physical activity in the adult general population with Type 2 diabetes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Behavioral: Print materials, pedometers/logbooks Behavioral: Print materials, pedometers/logbooks, telephone counselling Phase 2

Detailed Description:
An increasing prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes is associated with the aging population, a significant rise in the prevalence of obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. In Canada, 4.9-7.0% over the age of 12 and 17% over the age of 64 are estimated to have diabetes, 90-95% of which will be Type 2. Strong evidence supports the importance of physical activity in the management of Type 2 Diabetes. However, current literature lacks clear understanding of best strategies for physical activity behaviour change in this target population. Existing studies employ resource intensive, one-to-one individual and clinically-based approaches with limited theoretical grounding for recommended health behaviour change. Most fail to offer practical, sustainable, economically viable solutions, with documented long-term intervention efficacy. The call to move beyond the clinical focus by including theoretically population-based and "real-life" approaches for the management Type 2 Diabetes remains largely unheeded. The three interventions are: (1) standard print-based physical activity educational materials provided by the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA); (2) CDA materials + pedometers and a log book + theoretical stage-matched print-based physical activity materials; and, (3) the same as intervention 2 with the addition of a 12-month physical activity telephone counseling protocol.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Development and Evaluation of Physical Activity Behavioural Strategies for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Population Based Approach
Study Start Date : September 2005
Study Completion Date : July 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical Activity Behaviour

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. HbA1c, CRP, lipid concentrations, fasting blood glucose, insulin, health related quality of life, psychosocial predictors of physical activity.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

>18 years old, Type 2 Diabetes, Living in the province of Alberta, Can communicate in English.

Exclusion Criteria:

Serious Contraindications to Physical Activity

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00221234

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alberta, Physical Education
Principal Investigator: Ron C Plotnikoff, PhD University of Alberta, Physical Education