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A Program to Increase Exercise

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01421329
First Posted: August 22, 2011
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Katherine Milkman, University of Pennsylvania
August 3, 2011
August 22, 2011
October 12, 2017
September 2011
December 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Increase in gym attendance [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01421329 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Experience weight loss [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ]
Same as current
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A Program to Increase Exercise
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The investigators propose that healthy behaviors such as exercise could be increased through interactive interventions and weigh-ins (ie weekly emails, questionnaires, weigh-ins, and pay for participating in a study).
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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Physical Activity
Behavioral: Intervention
Receive weekly emails, information about the benefits of exercise, and compensation.
  • No Intervention: Control
    Participants who do not receive any intervention
  • Experimental: Intervention
    Participants who are weighed both at the beginning and end of a 10 week period, receive weekly emails asking them about their exercise, and complete various questionnaires at the study's outset and read about the benefits of exercise. They also receive $100 in pay for their time and either 4 iTunes audio novels or the equivalent cash value.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Intervention
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
226
September 2012
December 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Stable health as determined by the screening of their medical history
  • Own an iPod
  • An interest in exercising more regularly
  • Belong to the Pottruck Gym at University of Pennsylvania
  • Interested in exercising more through the use of aerobic exercise machines

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recent myocardial infraction
  • congestive heart failure
  • uncontrolled hypertension
  • self-report of 6 or more alcoholic beverages per day or use of any illicit drugs
  • bulimia nervosa or related behaviors
  • diabetes medication
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT01421329
813970-1
No
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Katherine Milkman, University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
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Principal Investigator: Katherine L Milkman, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: Julia A Minson University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: Kevin GM Volpp, MD, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
October 2016

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