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Physical Activity and Immigrant Health (FAM)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00539903
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 5, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 6, 2009
Stiftelsen Helse og Rehabilitering
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Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Brief Summary:

There is today a growing need for culturally adapted initiatives among immigrants to prevent and treat T2D. Others have failed to increase the level of physical activity in this sedate group. The investigators believe this is due to missing assistance and lack of influence from the Pakistani milieu. To improve this, a culturally adapted physical activity will be established in this project in close cooperation with the Pakistanis themselves.

Through this program it is the investigators' goal to increase their physical activity level and prevent lifestyle diseases among Pakistanis in Oslo with a high risk of developing these diseases.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Physical Activity Behavioral: Physical activity (PA) and immigrants Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Study Start Date : August 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Health Checkup

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical activity level

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pakistani background
  • 25-55 year old
  • Physically inactive

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes
  • heart condition
  • medication that could affect the results

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00539903

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Norwegian school of sport sciences
Oslo, Norway, 0754
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Stiftelsen Helse og Rehabilitering
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Principal Investigator: Eivind Andersen, MsC Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00539903    
Other Study ID Numbers: 07112001326
First Posted: October 5, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 6, 2009
Last Verified: February 2009
Keywords provided by Norwegian School of Sport Sciences:
Activity Level