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Utilizing Tailored Step-Count Feedback to Enhance Physical Activity in the Elderly (StepCount)

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 May 2015 by Scott J. Strath, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01158638
First Posted: July 8, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2015
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Collaborator:
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Scott J. Strath, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  Purpose
Individually tailored, mediated pedometer feedback will provide an effective method to promote physical activity adoption in the elderly

Condition Intervention Phase
Physical Activity Elderly Behavioral: Web Mediated Step Intervention Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Utilizing Tailored Step-Count Feedback to Enhance Physical Activity in the Elderly

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Scott J. Strath, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Objectively assessed steps per day [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Pedometer determined physical activity


Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: August 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Usual Care
Usual Care
Active Comparator: 10,000 Steps Group
Each participant randomized to this study arm will receive a pedometer and a generic recommendation to accumulate 10,000 Steps per Day.
Behavioral: Web Mediated Step Intervention
The testing of a web mediated step intervention designed to set weekly step targets, and channel participants through a series of motivational screens depending on compliance or non-compliance with set step goals.
Experimental: Web Mediated Step Group
Participants randomized to this study arm receive an introduction to the study website. Each person utilizes the website to track their daily physical activity steps. Goals are given on a weekly basis to increase steps by 10% per day per week over baseline values. The website channels each participant through a series of motivational messages designed to increase compliance with recommended physical activity targets
Behavioral: Web Mediated Step Intervention
The testing of a web mediated step intervention designed to set weekly step targets, and channel participants through a series of motivational screens depending on compliance or non-compliance with set step goals.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female individuals living in the community.
  2. Aged between 50 and 85 years, at screening.
  3. Sufficient physical function not to have limitations to participate in physical activity demonstrated by:

    • Habitual gait speed ≥ 1.5 mph, AND
    • No use of a cane or walker, AND
    • Able to walk ≥ 50 feet unaided
  4. Sufficient cognitive function, as demonstrated by responses to the mini-mental state examination(>23 score).
  5. Be able to read and write in English
  6. Sedentary behavior, demonstrated by no regular activity / exercise for previous 6 months and/or a Stage of Change 2 and 3

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Presence of a rapidly progressive or terminal illness condition that is expected to result in significant functional decline during the course of the proposed studies.
  2. Significant uncontrolled cardiovascular disease and conditions, e.g. unstable or new onset angina, unrepaired aortic aneurysms, critical aortic stenosis or CAD without bypass, persistent moderate to severe uncontrolled hypertension.
  3. Significant uncontrolled metabolic disease, e.g. hemoglobin A1c levels greater than 8.0 and/or glucose levels greater than 300 mg/dL.
  4. Fracture of lower extremity within three months.
  5. Amputation other than toes.
  6. Current history of severe arthritis or orthopedic condition precluding physical activity.
  7. Participation in any regular structured exercise (resistance training, Tai Chi, high intensity walking, jogging, cycling, stair climbing, stepping, within the previous 6 months.
  8. Individuals that start a new medication that can impact health variables examined during study period (e.g., beta blockers, glucose or cholesterol altering medications), or individuals who alter medication dose that can impact health variables examined within study period.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01158638


Locations
United States, Wisconsin
Physical Activity & Health Research Laboratory
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53201
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Scott J Strath, PhD University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  More Information

Responsible Party: Scott J. Strath, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01158638     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: StepCount
K01AG025962 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: July 7, 2010
First Posted: July 8, 2010
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Keywords provided by Scott J. Strath, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee:
Physical Activity Enhancement