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Active Over 45: A Step-up Jogging Program in Inactive Female Hospital Staff Aged 45+

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: NCT01531660
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pierrette Baschung, MPH, University of Zurich

Brief Summary:

Background: Inactive individuals face motivational obstacles for becoming and staying physically active. Therefore, sustainable physical activity promotion programs tailored to reach inactive individuals are needed.

Purpose: to test the effect (long and short-term) and feasibility of a training program and to evaluate the association between the baseline motivation to become physical activity and the change in physical activity and performance.

Design: uncontrolled trail Setting/participants: inactive, female hospital staff aged 45 and older from the University Hospital Zurich Intervention: 3-month step-up jogging program Main outcome measures: physical performance and level of physical activity

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Physical Activity Behavioral: step-up jogging program Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 68 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Active Over 45: A Step-up Jogging Program in Inactive Female Hospital Staff Aged 45+: Feasability, Role of Motivation and Sustained Benefit
Study Start Date : April 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2004

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: training
step up jogging program
Behavioral: step-up jogging program

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. physical activity [ Time Frame: 3 and 12 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • female hospital stuff
  • no regular physical activity
  • older than 45 years

Exclusion criteria:

  • osteoporotic fracture in the last three month
  • significant musculoskeletal, cardiac or respiratory disorder

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01531660

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University Hospital Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
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Study Director: 01 Studienregister MasterAdmins UniversitaetsSpital Zuerich
Principal Investigator: Daniel Uebelhart, MD University Hospital Zurich, Division of Rheumatology
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Responsible Party: Pierrette Baschung, MPH, MPH, University of Zurich Identifier: NCT01531660    
Other Study ID Numbers: active over 45
First Posted: February 13, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 8, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012