Brief Motivational Intervention to Increase Physical Activity and Fruit/Vegetable Intake

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Matthew P. Martens, University of Missouri-Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01075139
First received: February 23, 2010
Last updated: September 20, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
  Purpose

Research has shown that a high percentage of college students do not meet recommended national guidelines for physical activity or fruit/vegetable intake. The purpose of this study was to pilot test the short-term efficacy of a one-on-one, brief motivational intervention (BMI) designed to increase physical activity and fruit/vegetable intake. It was hypothesized that participants in the BMI condition would report greater physical activity and fruit/vegetable intake at follow-up than those in an education-only control condition.


Condition Intervention Phase
Physical Inactivity
Poor Diet
Behavioral: Brief Motivational Intervention
Behavioral: Educational information
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Trial of a Brief Motivational Intervention to Increase Physical Activity and Fruit/Vegetable Intake Among College Students

Further study details as provided by University of Missouri-Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Vigorous physical activity minutes per week. [ Time Frame: One-month follow-up. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Moderate physical activity minutes per week. [ Time Frame: One-month follow-up. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Fruit and vegetable intake per week [ Time Frame: One-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of fruit and vegetable servings per day per week


Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Brief Motivational Intervention
Subjects in this condition met one-on-one with a counselor for 30 minutes. Subjects received personalized feedback regarding their current physical activity levels and fruit/vegetable intake. Counselors used a motivational interviewing style to try to help resolve ambivalence about changing their current behaviors.
Behavioral: Brief Motivational Intervention
30 minute one-on-one meeting
Active Comparator: Educational information
Subjects in this condition received general educational information about the benefits associated with physical activity and fruit/vegetable intake.
Behavioral: Educational information
Educational handouts/brochures

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Two or fewer days of 30+ minutes of moderate physical activity per week
  • Zero days of 20+ minutes of vigorous physical activity per week

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Three or more days of 30+ minutes of moderate physical activity per week
  • One or more days of 20+ minutes of vigorous physical activity per week
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01075139

Locations
United States, Tennessee
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38152
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Missouri-Columbia
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Matthew P Martens, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Missouri-Columbia

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Matthew P. Martens, Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01075139     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: N/A (unfunded trial)
Study First Received: February 23, 2010
Last Updated: September 20, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Missouri-Columbia:
Motivational interviewing
Physical activity
Diet

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014