Try our beta test site
IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more...

Support for Increased Physical Activity (Stöd Till Aktivare Motion) (STAM)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2008 by Karolinska Institutet.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Stockholm County Council, Sweden
Information provided by:
Karolinska Institutet Identifier:
First received: September 4, 2008
Last updated: September 5, 2008
Last verified: September 2008
The purpose of this study is to improve and analyze the level of physical activity in immigrant women from the Middle East and Latin America living in Sweden. The investigators will also investigate if glucose, insulin, and lipid metabolism; stress-related hormone production; and subclinical inflammatory activity are affected by the intervention. The follow-up period is 2 years.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Support for Increased Physical Activity

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Intervention Program for Physically Inactive and Overweight Immigrant Women From the Middle East and Latin America Living in Sweden

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Karolinska Institutet:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The relative effectiveness of two physical activity programs in affecting glucose metabolism, lipid metabolism and stress-related hormone production [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 234
Study Start Date: October 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: A
exercise referral to lifestyle activities at the level of moderate intensity without support
Active Comparator: B
Exercise referral combined with individual support, access to structured group exercise programs, and motivational support
Behavioral: Support for Increased Physical Activity
Exercise referral combined with individual support, access to structured group exercise programs, and motivational support
Other Names:
  • STAM
  • Stöd Till Aktivare Motion


Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Female gender
  • Age 25 through 64 years
  • Physical inactivity
  • BMI > 25
  • Immigrant to Sweden from either the Middle East or Latin America

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes mellitus type I
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Disability that interferes with the ability to participate in lifestyle-related physical activity
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00747942

Center for Family and Community Medicine
Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden, 14183
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm County Council, Sweden
Study Director: Jan Sundquist, MD, PhD Karolinska Institutet
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Kristina Sundquist, professor, Karolinska Institutet, Center for Family and Community Medicine Identifier: NCT00747942     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S-1165
Study First Received: September 4, 2008
Last Updated: September 5, 2008

Keywords provided by Karolinska Institutet:
physical inactivity
physical fitness
lifestyle change

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on April 28, 2017