A Physical Activity and Diet Program to Prevent Accumulation of Abdominal Fat Mass in Recently Retired Men and Women
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00122213|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2010
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.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Retirement Weight Gain||Behavioral: Behavior change on physical activity and diet||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||400 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||An Individual-based Diet and Physical Activity Intervention Program to Prevent Accumulation of Abdominal Fat Mass in Recently Retired Men and Women|
|Study Start Date :||September 2003|
|Primary Completion Date :||February 2006|
|Study Completion Date :||February 2006|
- 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.)
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00122213
|Study Chair:||Evert G Schouten, PhD||Wageningen University - Division of Human Nutrition|