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Why Join a Walking Program?

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01730703
First Posted: November 21, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
  Purpose
The purpose of this interview study is to learn why adults would join a walking program. This study involves interviews with persons who are 65 years of age or older. The interview takes approximately 25 minutes. A total of 132 people will be enrolled. This study will examine the utility or value of various potential features of an incentive-based walking program. These data will enable us to monitor and improve upon enrollment of incentive-based walking programs.

Condition
Older Adults

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Why Join a Walking Program?

Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Willingness to Participate [ Time Frame: Participation in the study will include only one interview, lasting approximately 25 minutes. Willingness to participate will be assessed during this first and only interview with the participant. ]
    The goal of this pilot project is to examine why adults would join an incentive-based walking program. Our focus is willingness to participate. Willingness to participate is measured on a 7 point ordinal scale.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Self explicated conjoint task [ Time Frame: Participation in the study will include only one interview, lasting approximately 25 minutes. The self explicated conjoint task will be assessed during this first and only interview with the participant. ]

    This study will examine the utility or value of various potential features of an incentive-based walking program. These data will enable us to monitor and improve upon enrollment of incentive-based walking programs.

    How important is this feature? How desirable is this feature?

    Importance: 7 point ordered scale from "extremely" to "not at all" Desirability: 7 point from "very desirable" to "very undesirable"



Enrollment: 132
Actual Study Start Date: February 2013
Study Completion Date: April 2013
Primary Completion Date: April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Adults ages 65 and older

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults ages 65 and older who are generally in good health and are not enrolled in daily walking exercise programs, and are able to provide their own verbal informed consent.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 65 or older
  • self rated health at least good on a scale of poor, fair, good, very good, excellent
  • self reports no physical reason not to exercise or health condition that would interfere with being active
  • self reports able to walk at least 2 blocks without assistance or stopping not participating in a daily walking exercise program
  Contacts and Locations
Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01730703


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19106
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jason Karlawish, MD University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01730703     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 815599
First Submitted: November 9, 2012
First Posted: November 21, 2012
Last Update Posted: April 11, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
walking
incentives
elderly