Evaluation of a Web-based Intervention to Promote Physical Activity in Patients With Heart Disease.
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00265525|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 8, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)||Behavioral: CardioFit||Phase 3|
Most existing cardiac rehabilitation programs have little ability to expand participation using traditional delivery models that emphasize supervised, facility-based programs. Futhermore, facility based programs to promote physical activity behavior in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) are limited in their impact because most patients are unwilling to travel more than 30-40 minutes to participate in a program. CardioFit is an off-site, 26 week web-based physical activity coaching service for people with heart disease. Within the CardioFit program, patients will be assigned to an on-line "coach" and receive customized exercise programs based on their medical history, personal goals and preferences. A randomized control trial (RCT) is planned to evaluate the effectiveness of the web-based intervention at increasing physical activity levels against usual care in patients with CAD.
This study is in the third phase of a three-phase research program to examine interventions to promote physical activity for the secondary prevention of Cardiovascular disease.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||223 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of a Web-Based Intervention to Promote Physical Activity in Patients With Heart Disease: A Randomize Control Trial|
|Study Start Date :||November 2004|
|Primary Completion Date :||June 2007|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2007|
|Experimental: Cardio fit||
CardioFit is a 26-week tailored web-based physical activity coaching service for individuals with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). It has been designed to help patients develop personalized exercise programs based on their medical history, personal goals and preferences. Access to Cardio-fit is through a secured website. The cardio-fit website contains physical activity advice and heart health educational information. Each patient is assigned an on-line coach, whose role is to assist in creating safe an effective physical activity program, and to answer any questions that patients may have throughout the program.
|No Intervention: Usual Care|
- Physical activity: measured at baseline (day of hospital discharge), 6 months and 12 months via: [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months ]
- Measured at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months via follow-up questionnaire: [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months ]
- Recurrent cardiac events [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months ]
- Barriers [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months ]
- Task Self-efficacy [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months ]
- Outcome expectations [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months ]
- Social Support [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months ]
- Perceived environment [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months ]
- Heart disease specific quality of life [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 and 12 months ]
- Use of secondary prevention medications [ Time Frame: 6 and 12 months ]
- Pedometer (9days) [ Time Frame: 6 and 12 months ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00265525
|London Health Sciences Centre|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5W9|
|Unversity of Ottawa Heart Institute|
|Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4W7|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert Reid, PhD||University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre|
|Study Chair:||Andrew Pipe, C.M, MD||University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre|
|Study Chair:||Louise Morrin, MBA, B.Sc.||University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Prevention and Rehabilitation Centre|