SMS Reminders for Exercise Among Older Adults. Malaysian Physical Activity for Health Study (myPAtHS)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02123342|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 25, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 27, 2015
The purpose of the study is:
1) To evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of an SMS reminder intervention for promoting an health-related exercise programme (myPAtHS) among older Malaysian adults, in a randomized controlled trial (RCT).
Hypothesis: Frequency and duration of the exercise programme execution will be higher for the SMS reminder condition compared to the programme only condition. The effect may be reduced from post- to follow-up measurement (24 weeks after baseline and 12 weeks after post-measurement) but all outcomes will remain significantly higher at 24 weeks.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Physical Activity Exercise||Behavioral: Exercise programme plus SMS reminders||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||43 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Promoting Exercise Among Older Malaysians Using SMS Reminders. The Malaysian Physical Activity for Health Study (myPAtHS): A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||June 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2015|
No Intervention: Exercise programme only
Participants randomized in this condition will not receive SMS reminders to execute the myPAtHS exercise programme.
Experimental: SMS reminder
Participants in this study arm will receive SMS reminders to motivate them to execute the myPAtHS exercise programme.
Behavioral: Exercise programme plus SMS reminders
Participants will receive SMS reminders for their myPAtHS exercise programme compared to the other group where participants will only receive the myPAtHS exercise programme.
- Number of myPAtHS exercise sessions. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks & 24 weeks ]This will be assessed with an exercise diary.
- Time spent doing the myPAtHS exercise programme. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks & 24 weeks ]This will be assessed with an exercise diary.
- Change in overall physical activity. [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks & 24 weeks ]The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (short version) will be used to collect physical activity data.
- Change in exercise self-efficacy. [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks & 24 weeks ]The Exercise Self-Efficacy-Scale will be used to collect exercise self-efficacy data.
- Change in grip strength. [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks & 24 weeks ]Grip strength will be assessed using the North Coast strength dynamometer (North Coast Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer, North Coast Medical Inc, Morgan Hill, California, USA).
- Change in leg-strength. [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks & 24 weeks ]Leg-strength will be collected using the 30 seconds chair-stand-test.
- Subjective intensity while doing the myPAtHS exercise programme. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks & 24 weeks ]This will be assessed with an exercise diary.
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): NCT02123342
|Premises of research participants|
|Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Principal Investigator:||ANDRE M MüLLER, MA||University of Malaya|
|Study Chair:||SELINA KHOO, PhD||University of Malaya|
|Study Chair:||TONY MORRIS, PhD||Victoria University|