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Increasing Walking Following Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Verified January 2006 by University of Alberta, Physical Education.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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University of Alberta, Physical Education Identifier:
First received: January 20, 2006
Last updated: March 8, 2007
Last verified: January 2006
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 Intervention Phase
Cardiac Diseases
Behavioral: pedometer
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Increasing Walking Following Completion of Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Further study details as provided by University of Alberta, Physical Education:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physical activity behaviour

Estimated Enrollment: 225
Study Start Date: June 2005
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).


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00281424

Contact: Wendy M Rodgers, PhD 780-492-2677
Contact: Lea A Carlyle, BKin 780-492-7424

Canada, Alberta
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Recruiting
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6H 1X5
Contact: Bill Daub, MSc    780-492-8206      
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alberta, Physical Education
Principal Investigator: Wendy M Rodgers, PhD University of Alberta
  More Information Identifier: NCT00281424     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B-080105 
Study First Received: January 20, 2006
Last Updated: March 8, 2007
Health Authority: Canada: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on September 30, 2016