Increasing Walking Following Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 24, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wendy Rodgers, University of Alberta, Physical Education

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the project was to test the widely endorsed assumption that pedometers produce or encourage more physical activity participation in the form of walking. The investigators hypothesized that pedometers would not increase the amount of walking cardiac patients participated in after their cardiac rehabilitation program compared to patients without pedometers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiac Diseases Walking Device: pedometer Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:

As evidenced by the media attention given to pedometers and recent physical activity promotional efforts focused on pedometers, people seem to think that owning a pedometer will influence activity levels.

However, an examination of a few social cognitive theories produces no theoretical rationale that would support any sustained positive influence of pedometers in the absence of some other conditional factor, such as a behavioural goal or a social support system. We believe that once people determine how many steps their usual routes and daily activity typically amounts to, that the pedometer will no longer be used. We based our contentions on two theories: self efficacy theory (Bandura, 1986;1997) and self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000).

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Increasing Walking Following Completion of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Study Start Date : June 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: control
no pedometer
Experimental: pedometer
given pedometer
Device: pedometer
gave pedometer and info

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical activity behaviour [ Time Frame: months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients referred to the Northern Alberta Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  • Patients who are willing to participate
  • Are able to read English
  • Patients who are able to walk at 2.0 mph based on their exercise stress test results

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients unable to walk or walking contra-indicated
  • unwilling
  • do not read English

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00281424

Canada, Alberta
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6H 1X5
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alberta, Physical Education
Principal Investigator: Wendy M Rodgers, PhD University of Alberta

Responsible Party: Wendy Rodgers, Professor, University of Alberta, Physical Education Identifier: NCT00281424     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B-080105
First Posted: January 24, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Wendy Rodgers, University of Alberta, Physical Education:
exercise adherence
cardiac patients

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases