Reducing Sedentary Behaviour in Young Adults at Risk of Diabetes (STAND)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2010 by Loughborough University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 23, 2011
University Hospitals, Leicester
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Loughborough University

Brief Summary:
Excessive periods of time spent sitting may be a risk factor for diabetes. Current lifestyles encourage large amounts of sitting (sedentary behaviour) through increasing car use, computers, and appealing screen-based home entertainment systems. Methods to help change such behaviours are now needed, particularly for those with a high risk of developing a chronic disease, such as diabetes. The investigators propose to decrease sedentary behaviour in a multi-ethnic group of young adults at risk of diabetes through an educational intervention (attending a workshop and having prompts). If successful, this could have significant public health benefits given the widespread nature of sedentary behaviour.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Behavioral: Educational workshop Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The rising prevalence of obesity and sedentary behaviour has lead to an epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM). As the health and economic costs of T2DM continue to increase, there is an urgent need for an effective lifestyle intervention to prevent the development of T2DM. Our group have previously developed successful structured education programmes: DESMOND improved lifestyle, depression, illness beliefs, weight and CV risk in adults with T2DM; PREPARE increased activity levels and reduced 2 hour glucose values in people with pre-diabetes. Project STAND will assess the effect of theory driven structured education, facilitated using automated technology, on sedentary behaviour and health outcomes in young adults at risk of T2DM. Participants will be randomised to a control (C) or intervention (I) group, the latter given structured education, based on the PREPARE and DESMOND programmes, with the aim of reducing sedentary behaviour. The structured education programme will incorporate movement technology to facilitate participant feedback and self-monitoring.This will be the first UK trial to address sedentary behaviour change in a population of younger adults at risk of T2DM. Our results will provide a platform for the development of a range of future multidisciplinary interventions in this rapidly expanding high-risk population.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 189 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An Intervention to Decrease Sedentary Behaviour in Young Adults at Risk of type2 Diabetes Mellitus - Project STAND
Study Start Date : October 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Behaviour change
Attendance at 3-h workshop
Behavioral: Educational workshop
3h attendance at educational workshop plus self-monitoring

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sedentary behaviour [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Sedentary behaviour (time < 100 counts/min as assessed by 1-week accelerometry, using the new Actigraph GT3X) at 12 months

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Biomarkers [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Fasting and 2h glucose, blood lipid profile, insulin, HbA1c, hsCRP, TNFα, IL-6, and IL-6

  2. Screen time [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    self-reported screen-time (TV, computers, games)

  3. Self-reported behaviour [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Time in motorised transport, physical activity (accelerometer and IPAQ questionnaire)

  4. Biological measures [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Body weight, waist circumference, blood pressure

  5. Psychosocial indicators [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Illness perceptions (brief IPQ), efficacy beliefs

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged 18-30 years old
  • family history of T2DM or CVD (first degree relative)
  • BMI ≥ 25 (≥ 23 for south Asians)

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United Kingdom
University Hospitals of Leicester Recruiting
Leicester, Leics, United Kingdom
Contact: Emma Wilmott, MB ChB   
Sub-Investigator: Stuart Biddle, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Melanie Davies, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Loughborough University
University Hospitals, Leicester

Responsible Party: Stuart Biddle / Professor, Loughborough University Identifier: NCT01301196     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MRC 91409
First Posted: February 23, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 23, 2011
Last Verified: October 2010

Keywords provided by Loughborough University:
sedentary behaviour
structured education
18-30 years olds
family history of T2DM or CVD
BMI ≥ 25 (≥23 for south Asians)

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