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Phone Call in Type 2 Diabetes Patient

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: December 17, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2008
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Information provided by:
University of Sao Paulo
To assay the influence of personality profile to promote behavior change adherence for physical activity using a pedometer. The investigators also studied the metabolic profile, diagnosis of depression, intention to change behavior, physical activity referred and the quality of life. Casuistic and Methods: a randomized "quasi-experimental" enrolling 48 T2DM patients using a pedometer for 6 weeks. The intervention group received phone calls stimulating them to increase their walking activity. The control group received only one telephone call to explain pedometer use. The investigators also analyzed the personality profile, quality of life, and metabolic and anthropometric indexes.

Condition Intervention
Behavior Change Behavioral: phone call support

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Phone Call as an Intervention for Improving Walking Practice in Type 2 Diabetes: Influence of Personality Profile in This Response

Further study details as provided by University of Sao Paulo:

Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
This group received call phone support to incentive the increase of the number of steps during 6 weeks
Behavioral: phone call support
The intervention group received a phone call support for 6 weeks to incentive to increase the number of steps/day.
Other Name: couselling to behavior change
No Intervention: 2
This group just received a pedometer to register the number of steps for 6 weeks but this group don´t received a phone call.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • to assign written informed consent
  • to have a phone call number
  • to agree to use a pedometer for 6 weeks to be able to write the data concerning their number of steps per day

Exclusion Criteria:

  • don´t agree to assign written informed consent
  • don´t have phone number
  • don´t have conditions to answer all the questionnaire
  • don´t agree to use pedometer for 6 weeks
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Responsible Party: Cristina Helena Ferreira Fonseca-Guedes, Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00810173     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Fonseca-Guedes
First Submitted: December 16, 2008
First Posted: December 17, 2008
Last Update Posted: December 17, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008

Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo:
type 2 diabetes
physical activity
behavior change
profile personality
phone call support

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases