Promoting Physical Activity Among Older Women Living in Socio-economically Disadvantaged Areas
The aim of the project is pilot an intervention to promote physical activity (PA) among older women.
Participants will be women aged ≥50 years attending an identified community centre situated in a socioeconomically deprived area of Belfast. The intervention consists of education, social support and information on local opportunities for physical activity (PA), based on Social Practice Theory. A stepped wedge design shall be used. The intervention was developed using findings from a literature review, systematic review and interviews with stakeholders. Outcome measures are accelerometer data, self-reported PA, a mental health questionnaire and qualitative interviews.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Promoting Physical Activity Among Older Women Living in Socio-economically Disadvantaged Areas Using a Social Practice Theory Based Intervention: A Pilot Trial|
- Total number of steps per day [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 weeks and 6 months ]Changes from baseline number of steps per day measured objectively using an Actigraph accelerometer over a period of seven days.
- Mental health [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 weeks and 6 months ]To measure changes in mental health, using the HADS questionnaire, completed by participants
- Moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 weeks and 6 months ]Changes from baseline in mean daily minutes of moderate physical activity (MVPA) measured objectively using an Actigraph accelerometer over a period of seven days.
|Study Start Date:||September 2016|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The intervention will be conducted in pre-existing older women's groups based in community centres. The intervention will consist of three educational sessions, encouragement to enlist the support of a partner or 'buddy' (e.g. a spouse, partner or friend), an information pack (containing information on the local area, walking routes, points of interest) and the option of weekly telephone contact. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss their progress and share feedback with the rest of the group at weekly meetings.
A PA promoting intervention which provides education, social support and information about local opportunities for PA to pre-existing groups of older women living in socio-economically disadvantaged areas
No Intervention: Control
Due to the stepped wedge design of the study, one group in each centre will not receive the intervention procedure detailed above until week seven. The control groups shall be given information about the study at baseline and informed that they will receive the intervention 6 weeks later.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02880449
|Contact: Emma Lawlor, BScfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Mark A Tully, PhD||+44 (0)email@example.com|
|Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast|
|Belfast, United Kingdom, BT12 6BJ|