Telehealth-Based Exercise Program to Treat Fatigue in MS (MS-FIT)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier:
First received: September 8, 2010
Last updated: March 19, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

This is a clinical trial examining a brief motivational intervention to improve adherence to exercise among individuals with MS to improve fatigue.

Condition Intervention
Multiple Sclerosis
Behavioral: Brief telephone-based counseling
Other: Informational video

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Telehealth-Based Exercise Program to Treat Fatigue in MS

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fatigue [ Time Frame: Past 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: October 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1
Telephone based counseling and instructional video
Behavioral: Brief telephone-based counseling
Motivational interviewing and exercise goal setting and problem solving
Active Comparator: Arm 2
Exercise information and instructional video
Other: Informational video
Mailed video of exercise programs

Detailed Description:

This is a 2-arm single blind parallel group RCT comparing a brief telephone based motivational intervention to an informational control to improve adherence to exercise among individuals with MS. The primary outcome is improvement in fatigue.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Veteran receiving services in VA VISN 20
  • Fatigue
  • Ability to ambulate
  • cell phone or Household phone line
  • Individual with multiple sclerosis verified by MS provider
  • ambulatory

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current alcohol dependence or other substance dependence
  • No working phone
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01198977

United States, Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle Division, Seattle, WA
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Aaron P. Turner, PhD VA Puget Sound Health Care System Seattle Division, Seattle, WA
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT01198977     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B4972-W
Study First Received: September 8, 2010
Last Updated: March 19, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on July 30, 2015