Physical Activity on Prescription in Overweight Older Adults

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 19, 2014
Last Update Posted : December 19, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mai-Lis Hellénius, Professor, Karolinska Institutet

Brief Summary:

This randomized controlled study evaluates the effect of individualized physical activity on prescription (PAP) in older overweight adults. The primary hypothesis is that an individualized prescription of physical activity increases physical activity level in overweight older adults after 6 months. Secondary hypothesis are that the increased physical activity level will improve cardio metabolic risk factors and quality of life.

200 women and men, aged 65 with low physical activity level, overweight, and abdominal obesity, will be randomized to an intervention group or a control group. The control group receives general information about physical activity and registration of physical activity level for one week. The intervention group receives in addition an individualized physical activity on prescription with patient-centered counseling.

After six months both groups go through the same health check-up as at baseline and follow-ups take place after 12 and 24 months.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Low Physical Activity Level Central Obesity Metabolic Syndrome Behavioral: Physical activity on prescription Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 102 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Physical Activity in Prevention and Treatment of Overweight, Central Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome - a Randomised Controlled Study in Overweight 65 Year Old Women and Men
Study Start Date : January 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Physical activity on prescription Behavioral: Physical activity on prescription
No Intervention: Ordinary care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. physical activity level [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. cardiometabolic risk factors [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Quality of life [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 69 Years   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI between 25 and 40
  • waist circumference over 88 cm for women and 102 cm for men
  • basically healthy
  • mostly sedentary in their leisure time

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current heart disease
  • tablet or insulin treated diabetes type 2
  • cancer
  • other chronic serious illness

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mai-Lis Hellénius, Professor, Proffesor, Karolinska Institutet Identifier: NCT02320760     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KI65
04-520/2 ( Other Identifier: The regional Ethical review board in Stockholm )
First Posted: December 19, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 19, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Metabolic Syndrome X
Obesity, Abdominal
Pathologic Processes
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases