Why Join a Walking Program?

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2012 by University of Pennsylvania
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01730703
First received: November 9, 2012
Last updated: November 15, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this interview study is to learn why adults would join a walking program. This study involves interviews with persons who are 65 years of age or older. The interview takes approximately 25 minutes. A total of 132 people will be enrolled. This study will examine the utility or value of various potential features of an incentive-based walking program. These data will enable us to monitor and improve upon enrollment of incentive-based walking programs.


Condition
Older Adults

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Why Join a Walking Program?

Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Willingness to Participate [ Time Frame: Participation in the study will include only one interview, lasting approximately 25 minutes. Willingness to participate will be assessed during this first and only interview with the participant. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The goal of this pilot project is to examine why adults would join an incentive-based walking program. Our focus is willingness to participate. Willingness to participate is measured on a 7 point ordinal scale.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Self explicated conjoint task [ Time Frame: Participation in the study will include only one interview, lasting approximately 25 minutes. The self explicated conjoint task will be assessed during this first and only interview with the participant. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    This study will examine the utility or value of various potential features of an incentive-based walking program. These data will enable us to monitor and improve upon enrollment of incentive-based walking programs.

    How important is this feature? How desirable is this feature?

    Importance: 7 point ordered scale from "extremely" to "not at all" Desirability: 7 point from "very desirable" to "very undesirable"



Estimated Enrollment: 132
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Adults ages 65 and older

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Adults ages 65 and older who are generally in good health and are not enrolled in daily walking exercise programs, and are able to provide their own verbal informed consent.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 65 or older
  • self rated health at least good on a scale of poor, fair, good, very good, excellent
  • self reports no physical reason not to exercise or health condition that would interfere with being active
  • self reports able to walk at least 2 blocks without assistance or stopping not participating in a daily walking exercise program
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01730703

Contacts
Contact: Elizabeth W Sullo, BA 215-573-9736 liz.sullo@uphs.upenn.edu

Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19106
Contact: Elizabeth W Sullo, BA    215-573-9736    liz.sullo@uphs.upenn.edu   
Principal Investigator: Jason Karlawish, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jason Karlawish, MD University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Pennsylvania
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01730703     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 815599
Study First Received: November 9, 2012
Last Updated: November 15, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
walking
incentives
elderly

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 16, 2014