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Reducing Sedentary Behaviour in University Students Using Text Messages

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02562937
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 29, 2015
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Harry Prapavessis, Western University, Canada

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 25, 2015
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 29, 2015
Last Update Posted Date September 29, 2015
Study Start Date  ICMJE January 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date March 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 28, 2015)
  • Change in length of break from sitting in minutes [ Time Frame: baseline, 2, 4, and 6 weeks ]
  • Change in frequency of break from sitting in minutes [ Time Frame: baseline, 2, 4, and 6 weeks ]
  • Change in minutes spent standing [ Time Frame: baseline, 2, 4, and 6 weeks ]
  • Change in minutes spent in light intensity physical activity [ Time Frame: baseline, 2, 4, and 6 weeks ]
  • Change in minutes spent in moderate intensity physical activity [ Time Frame: baseline, 2, 4, and 6 weeks ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History No Changes Posted
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 28, 2015)
Change in self-efficacy for sedentary behaviour measured by percentage of confidence [ Time Frame: baseline, 2, 4, and 6 weeks ]
purpose-built self-efficacy questionnaire used to rate how confident one feels in reducing sedentary behaviour
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Reducing Sedentary Behaviour in University Students Using Text Messages
Official Title  ICMJE Reducing Sedentary Behaviour In University Students Using A Text Message-Based Intervention
Brief Summary The primary purpose of the current study was to determine whether a text message intervention would increase break frequency and length of break from sitting, time spent standing, and time spent in light and moderate intensity physical activity in university students
Detailed Description Sedentary behaviour (SB) has been linked to many health problems (e.g., type 2 diabetes, heart disease). Interventions aimed at office workers, overweight and obese individuals have proven successful in reducing SB; however, no studies have examined university students.Text message-based interventions have succeeded to aid in smoking cessation and increase both physical activity and healthy eating, but have not been shown to reduce SB. Eighty-two university students were randomized into intervention (SB related text messages) or control (text messages unrelated to SB) groups. Participants received daily text messages and reported various SBs (i.e., breaks from sitting, standing, light and moderate intensity physical activity) at four time points (baseline, 2, 4 and 6 weeks).
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition  ICMJE Sedentary Lifestyle
Intervention  ICMJE Behavioral: text messages related to sedentary behaviour
texts sent twice daily encouraging reduced sedentary behaviour
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Intervention
    text messages related to sedentary behaviour
    Intervention: Behavioral: text messages related to sedentary behaviour
  • No Intervention: Control
    text messages unrelated to sedentary behaviour.
Publications * Cotten E, Prapavessis H. Increasing Nonsedentary Behaviors in University Students Using Text Messages: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 Aug 19;4(3):e99. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.5411.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 28, 2015)
82
Original Actual Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE March 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date March 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • be able to read and write English
  • own a cell phone with unlimited incoming text messages
  • be a student at Western University

Exclusion Criteria:

  • be under 18 or over 64
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Not Provided
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT02562937
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE ECotten
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Dr. Harry Prapavessis, Western University, Canada
Original Responsible Party Same as current
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE Western University, Canada
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE Same as current
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account Western University, Canada
Verification Date September 2015

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP