A Physical Activity and Diet Program to Prevent Accumulation of Abdominal Fat Mass in Recently Retired Men and Women
Advancing age in itself is associated with changes in body composition. However, during transitional life stages, such as retirement, detrimental changes on diet and physical activity may occur. This might lead to weight gain and accumulation of abdominal fat.
To prevent these changes, participants receive a low-intensity intervention on energy balance and related behaviours.
After six months, one and two years, the effects will be studied by comparing the intervention group with the control group.
Behavioral: Behavior change on physical activity and diet
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||An Individual-based Diet and Physical Activity Intervention Program to Prevent Accumulation of Abdominal Fat Mass in Recently Retired Men and Women|
- Anthropometrics (body weight, height, circumferences, total body fat%, blood pressure)
- Energy intake (Food Frequency Questionnaire)
- Physical activity level (Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly)
- Psychosocial factors (attitude, social influence, self-efficacy etc.)
|Study Start Date:||September 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00122213
|Study Chair:||Evert G Schouten, PhD||Wageningen University - Division of Human Nutrition|