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A Physical Activity and Diet Program to Prevent Accumulation of Abdominal Fat Mass in Recently Retired Men and Women

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00122213
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 21, 2010
Netherlands Heart Foundation
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Wageningen University

Brief Summary:

Advancing age in itself is associated with changes in body composition. However, during transitional life stages, such as retirement, detrimental changes on diet and physical activity may occur. This might lead to weight gain and accumulation of abdominal fat.

To prevent these changes, participants receive a low-intensity intervention on energy balance and related behaviours.

After six months, one and two years, the effects will be studied by comparing the intervention group with the control group.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Retirement Weight Gain Behavioral: Behavior change on physical activity and diet Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 400 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An Individual-based Diet and Physical Activity Intervention Program to Prevent Accumulation of Abdominal Fat Mass in Recently Retired Men and Women
Study Start Date : September 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Anthropometrics (body weight, height, circumferences, total body fat%, blood pressure)
  2. Energy intake (Food Frequency Questionnaire)
  3. Physical activity level (Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Psychosocial factors (attitude, social influence, self-efficacy etc.)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Apparently healthy and recently retired

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Using drugs that might influence body composition, digestion or physical activities

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00122213

Sponsors and Collaborators
Wageningen University
Netherlands Heart Foundation
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Study Chair: Evert G Schouten, PhD Wageningen University - Division of Human Nutrition
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00122213    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2000T205
First Posted: July 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 21, 2010
Last Verified: April 2010
Keywords provided by Wageningen University:
Physical activity
Weight gain
Body composition
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Weight Gain
Body Weight Changes
Body Weight