Increasing Physical Activity in Persons With Depression

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 24, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 30, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Pilot study to assess a multi-component intervention to increase physical activity in persons with depression.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Physical Activity Behavioral: Physical Activity Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The research project is a pilot study to assess the effects of a multi-component intervention in increasing physical activity among persons with depression. Individuals meeting inclusion/exclusion criteria will be enrolled in the 12-week intervention. Intervention components will include self-monitoring, Active Living counseling, and facility access. Blood samples will be collected at baseline. Assessments (anxiety, stress, sleep) and sample collection will also occur at 2 time points during the intervention (Weeks 7 and 13). Changes in physical activity will be assessed using Fitbits to measure weekly minutes of moderate/vigorous activity.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 25 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Increasing Physical Activity in Persons With Depression - Pilot
Actual Study Start Date : January 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Physical Activity Intervention
Participants will participate in a multi-component physical activity intervention for 12 weeks.
Behavioral: Physical Activity

Self-monitoring: Subjects will be provided with a commercially available activity monitor (i.e., Fitbit) and instructed to wear the device daily.

Active Living counseling: The Active Living counseling program will consists of 12 weekly group educational sessions, facilitated by project interventionists. These sessions will involve discussion of topics related to increasing physical activity, including: identifying and overcoming barriers, setting goals, social support, and time management.

Facility Access: Subjects will have access to the exercise lab in the UT Southwestern Depression Center consisting of equipment for aerobic exercise (treadmills, stationary bikes, etc.).

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity as measured by Actigraph accelerometer [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Assess changes in minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) at 3 months following physical activity intervention.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-65 years
  • Positive depression screen (Patient Health Questionnaire [PHQ-9]) or current antidepressant treatment
  • Report <150 minutes of weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) on the Exercise Vital Sign (EVS)
  • Written and verbal fluency in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medical condition contraindicating physical activity participation
  • Cognitively unable to give informed consent
  • Non-English speaking

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02781688

United States, Texas
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Responsible Party: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Identifier: NCT02781688     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STU 092015-038
First Posted: May 24, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 30, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders