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Examining Two Print-based Exercise Interventions for Women (WWP)

This study has been completed.
The Miriam Hospital
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Temple University Identifier:
First received: September 14, 2010
Last updated: November 4, 2011
Last verified: September 2010
Print-based interventions, specifically interventions that are theoretically-based have been shown to be effective for individuals. These types of interventions are of particular importance for those individuals who, due to transportation, work, family, social, or financial demands have difficulty participating in face-to-face programs. Therefore, we decided to test 2 such print based programs for women.

Condition Intervention Phase
Physical Activity Behavior Behavioral: 2 print based physical activity interventions Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluating Self-Help Programs for Exercise Adoption and Maintenance in Women

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Further study details as provided by Temple University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physical activity [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • physical activity [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 280
Study Start Date: June 2002
Study Completion Date: December 2005
Primary Completion Date: June 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: JumpStart Behavioral: 2 print based physical activity interventions
physical activity promotion
Experimental: Choose to Move Behavioral: 2 print based physical activity interventions
physical activity promotion
Active Comparator: Wellness Behavioral: 2 print based physical activity interventions
physical activity promotion

Detailed Description:
We conducted a randomized controlled trial in which participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: (1) Choose to Move (CTM), a gender-targeted intervention (2) Jumpstart, a motivationally-tailored print-based intervention, or (3) Wellness contact control group. Objective and self-report measures of physical activity and psychosocial mediators of change were assessed at 3 months to evaluate the efficacy of the programs and maintenance of these programs will be conducted by examining a 9 month follow-up phase. This design allows a direct comparison between two print-based physical activity self-help programs. The use of non face-to-face interventions is critical to reach the large numbers of women in United States who are not physically active. Tailored print materials (i.e., Jumpstart) will enable participants to have information that is matched to their level of motivation, and thus might be expected to be more efficacious than a standard self-help intervention.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy women
  • sedentary

Exclusion Criteria:

  • participating in > 90 minutes of purposeful physical activity (e.g., walking, cycling).
  • medical problems that could potentially impede or exacerbated by physical activity
  • history of coronary heart disease
  • myocardial infraction
  • symptoms of angina
  • stroke
  • diabetes
  • osteoporosis
  • osteoarthritis
  • severe orthopedic problems.
  • a planned move from the area within the next year
  • current or planned pregnancy
  • hospitalization for a psychiatric disorder within the last 3 years
  • current suicidal or psychotic episodes
  • currently using certain prescription medication such as beta blockers for hypertension
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01203215

United States, Rhode Island
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
Temple University
The Miriam Hospital