Internet Intervention Promotes Physical Activity in Sedentary Older Adults

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
A. Blair Irvine, Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01579240
First received: April 13, 2012
Last updated: April 16, 2012
Last verified: December 2006
  Purpose

This study evaluated the efficacy of a 12-week Internet intervention to help sedentary older adults adopt and maintain an exercise regimen. A total of 368 men and women over 55 years of age (x = 60.3; SD 4.9 ) were recruited and screened on line. They randomized into treatment and control groups and assessed at pre-test, 12 weeks, and at six months.

The multivariate model was significant at posttest (p = .001; large effect size) and at six months (p = .001; medium effect size). At posttest, intervention participation showed significant improvement on 13 of 14 outcome measures compared to the control group. At six months, treatment group participants were found to maintain large gains compared to the Ctrl participants on all 14 measures.


Condition Intervention
Exercise
Sedentary Older Adults
Other: Internet exercise program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Internet Intervention Promotes Physical Activity

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Further study details as provided by Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular exercise [ Time Frame: Baseline-6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self report: minutes/week


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Psycho-social measures (attitudes, knowledge, self efficacy, intentions) [ Time Frame: Baseline - 6 months. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self rated survey items


Enrollment: 368
Study Start Date: February 2006
Study Completion Date: October 2006
Primary Completion Date: October 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: program visits
visits to intervention program
Other: Internet exercise program
12 voluntary weekly visits to website

Detailed Description:

Based on the treatment group users self reported fitness level, activity goals, and self-identified barriers to exercise, the program helped users select exercise activities in the areas of endurance, flexibility, strengthening, and balance enhancement. They returned weekly for automated video and text support and education, with the option to change or increase in their exercise plan, and on-going problem solving to overcome barriers to exercise.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • > 54 years of age;
  • < 61 minutes of exercise per week;
  • internet connection; email address

Exclusion Criteria:

  • too young;
  • too active;
  • no web access;
  • no email
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01579240

Locations
United States, Oregon
ORCAS
Eugene, Oregon, United States, 97401
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: A. Blair Irvine, Research Scientist, Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01579240     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SBIR51 Sr. Exercise, R44AG020002
Study First Received: April 13, 2012
Last Updated: April 16, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc.:
physical activity
older adults
Internet
sedentary
multi-week
internet intervention

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014