Cost Effective Health Promotion for Older Adults

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Illinois at Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00953030
First received: August 5, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

This project tests the cost-effectiveness of two promising evidence-based health promotion/ behavior change interventions. The first intervention is the COACH Program, a revised version of the Health Enhancement Program (HEP) that has been implemented to date with older adults at multiple Senior Centers across the country (Leveille et al, 1998). The second is the web-based RealAge program which is also being implemented for older adults at multiple sites nationally and internationally. The Coach program combines a web-based risk assessment with individualized counselling. In contrast, RealAge is a totally web-based program.

The specific hypotheses that we will test in the proposed cost-effectiveness study are shown below.

Primary Study Hypotheses:

COACH participants will experience significantly greater reductions in absenteeism, disability days, and healthcare use and cost at 6 and 12 months than RealAge participants. Participants in both the COACH and RealAge treatment groups will experience significantly greater reductions in absenteeism, disability days, and healthcare use and cost than control group participants at 6 and 12 months.

Secondary Study Hypotheses:

COACH participants will experience significantly greater levels of adherence to health promotion Action Plans and greater reduction in weight, body mass index, blood pressure and depression and greater increase in vitality and quality of life than RealAge participants at 6 and 12 months. Participants in both the COACH and RealAge treatment arms will experience significantly better outcomes on these measures at 6 and 12 months than control group participants.


Condition Intervention
Working Adults
Behavioral: COACH
Behavioral: RealAge

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Cost Effective Health Promotion for Older Adults

Further study details as provided by University of Illinois at Chicago:

Enrollment: 423
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: COACH
web-based risk assessments with an action plan that is negotiated with a "Coach" who provides personalized follow-up reinforcement
Behavioral: COACH
Experimental: RealAge
a web-based health risk assessment and risk profile with disease-specific follow-up reinforcement modules
Behavioral: RealAge
No Intervention: light health education control

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Current employee of the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 40+ years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those not currently employed by the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Those under the age of 40
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00953030

Locations
United States, Illinois
University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60608
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Illinois at Chicago
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Susan L. Hughes, Center for Research on Health and Aging, University of Illinois Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00953030     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01 DP000094
Study First Received: August 5, 2009
Last Updated: August 5, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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