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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
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Malaya

Brief Summary:

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

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 43 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
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

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of myPAtHS exercise sessions. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks & 24 weeks ]
    This will be assessed with an exercise diary.

  2. Time spent doing the myPAtHS exercise programme. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks & 24 weeks ]
    This will be assessed with an exercise diary.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. Change in leg-strength. [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks & 24 weeks ]
    Leg-strength will be collected using the 30 seconds chair-stand-test.

  5. Subjective intensity while doing the myPAtHS exercise programme. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks & 24 weeks ]
    This will be assessed with an exercise diary.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mobile phone user
  • Acceptable health that does not prevent exercise
  • Acceptable command of the English language
  • No engagement in a regular- structured exercise routine like gym training or other structured programmes
  • Interest in an exercise programme
  • Willing to attend scheduled follow-up sessions at 12 weeks (pre-post evaluation) and 24 weeks (post-intervention evaluation) after the first session

Exclusion Criteria:

  • participants who have any medical condition or health concern that would restrict regular exercise based on one screening question. If this question will be answered with "yes" participants are advised to seek medical care.

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Locations
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Malaysia
Premises of research participants
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Malaya
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: ANDRE M MüLLER, MA University of Malaya
Study Chair: SELINA KHOO, PhD University of Malaya
Study Chair: TONY MORRIS, PhD Victoria University

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Responsible Party: University of Malaya
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02123342     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UM.C/625/1/HIR/MOHE/ASH/02-PA
First Posted: April 25, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 27, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015
Keywords provided by University of Malaya:
health
older adults
mobile phone