Tying Devices as a Means of Increasing Exercise
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01410812|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 5, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 3, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Healthy||Behavioral: Control Behavioral: Suggested Tying Intervention Behavioral: Forced Tying Intervention||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||226 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Factorial Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Tying Devices as a Means of Increasing Exercise|
|Study Start Date :||September 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2012|
Experimental: Suggested Tying
Receive same treatments as control group, but instead of receiving cash they receive 4 iTunes audio novels for their own iPods. Further, they are prompted to try to listen to those novels only when exercising at the gym in order to increase their attendance.
Behavioral: Suggested Tying Intervention
Participants receive 4 iTunes audio novels for their own iPods to listen to only at the gym
Experimental: Forced Tying
Receives same treatment as the control group. However, in addition to receiving the cash, they also receive 4 iTunes audio novels for a loaned iPod that they will only have access to at the gym. They are told they may only listen to these novels only when at the gym in order to increase their attendance.
Behavioral: Forced Tying Intervention
Participants receive cash and also 4 iTunes audio novels for a loaned iPod accessible only at the gym to listen to only at the gym.
Control group of participants who do not receive any intervention but are weighed at the beginning and end of a 10 week period and receive weekly emails asking them about their exercise. They also receive the equivalent cash value of 4 iTunes audio novels
Receive weekly emails asking participants about their exercise and receive cash.
- Increase in gym attendance [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ]
- Experience of healthful benefits [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ]examples include weigh loss, lowered pulse rate, etc.
- Willingness to pay to be enrolled for the second semester [ Time Frame: up to 52 weeks ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01410812
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pennsylvania|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Principal Investigator:||Katherine L. Milkman, Ph.D.||University of Pennsylvania|
|Principal Investigator:||Julia A Minson||University of Pennsylvania|
|Principal Investigator:||Kevin G.M. Volpp, MD, Ph.D.||University of Pennsylvania|