Computer Agents to Promote Walking in the Elderly
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00959712|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 17, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Aging||Behavioral: ECA Interaction|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||263 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Computer Agents to Promote Walking in Older Adults With Low Health Literacy|
|Study Start Date :||October 2008|
|Primary Completion Date :||September 2011|
|Study Completion Date :||September 2011|
No Intervention: Control
Subjects are given a pedometer and step count log in which to record their daily step counts for 1 year.
Active Comparator: ECA Interaction
Subjects are given pedometers and step count logs in which to record their daily steps for 1 year. Subjects are also given a tablet computer and instructed to interact with the ECA (Embodied Conversational Agent) "Tanya" every day for 2 months.
Behavioral: ECA Interaction
The technology uses a computer character (Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA)) that simulates face-to-face conversation. The ECA talks to the patient and the patient responds by tapping a touch-screen.
- Increase in physical activity (measured as step counts from pedometer) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00959712
|Principal Investigator:||Rebecca A Silliman, MD, PhD||Boston University|