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Personal Resources of Elderly People With Multimorbidity (PREFER)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01577134
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2015
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Freie Universität Berlin
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
German Centre of Gerontology

Brief Summary:

PREFER II aims at developing psychological targeted theory- and evidence-based intervention components, which support older people with multiple illnesses in performing more physical activity. Many studies provide evidence for the importance of physical activity as a central mediator of health. This means that determinants of physical activity such as personal resources constitute an ideal target for interventions.

Within PREFER II, particularly positive views on ageing, attitudes, self-efficacy, planning and self-monitoring will be targeted in the interventions. These factors are important both for motivating older people with multiple illnesses to change their health behaviors and to translate such motivation into behavior.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Multimorbidity Behavioral: Social-cognitive resource intervention Behavioral: no intervention Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 310 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Personal Resources of Elderly People With Multimorbidity: Fortification of Effective Health Behaviour
Study Start Date : April 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention to enhance physical activity
Participants in this arm have high motivation to be regularly physically active. Face-to-face group intervention includes behavior change techniques to enhance physical activity.
Behavioral: Social-cognitive resource intervention
Intervention group that receives a behavior change technique intervention to increase volitional strategies and physical activity.
Active Comparator: Active control intervention
Face-to-face group intervention includes behavior change techniques to enhance volunteering and improve attitudes towards volunteering.
Behavioral: Social-cognitive resource intervention
Active control group that receives a behavior change technique intervention to increase volitional strategies and volunteering.
Passive control intervention
Waiting-list control group, who receives all information (that the active groups got) via mail after completion of 8.5 months follow-up.
Behavioral: no intervention
Passive control group that receives no intervention until the 8.5 months follow-up. Subsequently, they receive the information by mail the active groups received within the intervention.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in physical activity [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 8.5 months, 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in quality of Life [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 8.5 months, 12 months ]
  2. Change in self-reported perceived autonomy [ Time Frame: Baseline, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 8.5 months, 12 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   64 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 64 years or older
  • community-residing

Exclusion Criteria:

  • regularly exercising

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01577134


Locations
Germany
German Centre of Gerontology
Berlin, Germany, 12101
Sponsors and Collaborators
German Centre of Gerontology
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Freie Universität Berlin
Investigators
Study Chair: Clemens Tesch-Römer, Prof. Dr. German Centre of Gerontology
Study Chair: Ralf Schwarzer, Prof. Dr. Freie Universität Berlin

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: German Centre of Gerontology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01577134     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01ET1001B
First Posted: April 13, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015

Keywords provided by German Centre of Gerontology:
multimorbidity
autonomy
older adults
physical activity
intervention
behavior change