Telehealth-Based Exercise Program to Treat Fatigue in MS (MS-FIT)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01198977
First received: September 8, 2010
Last updated: January 25, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

This is a clinical trial examining a brief motivational intervention to improve adherence to exercise among individuals with MS to improve fatigue.


Condition Intervention
Multiple Sclerosis
Behavioral: Brief telephone-based counseling
Other: Informational video

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Telehealth-Based Exercise Program to Treat Fatigue in MS

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fatigue [ Time Frame: Past 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1
Telephone based counseling and instructional video
Behavioral: Brief telephone-based counseling
Motivational interviewing and exercise goal setting and problem solving
Active Comparator: Arm 2
Exercise information and instructional video
Other: Informational video
Mailed video of exercise programs

Detailed Description:

This is a 2-arm single blind parallel group RCT comparing a brief telephone based motivational intervention to an informational control to improve adherence to exercise among individuals with MS. The primary outcome is improvement in fatigue.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Veteran receiving services in VA VISN 20
  • Fatigue
  • Ability to ambulate
  • Household phone line

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current alcohol dependence or other substance dependence
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01198977

Locations
United States, Washington
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98108
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aaron P. Turner, PhD VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01198977     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B4972-W
Study First Received: September 8, 2010
Last Updated: January 25, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Sclerosis
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Pathologic Processes

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