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Internet Walking Program and Pedometer in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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: NCT01564043
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 27, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 27, 2012
University of Michigan
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marilyn Moy, VA Boston Healthcare System

Brief Summary:
Higher levels of physical activity are associated with better functional status, fewer hospital admissions, and lower mortality. The investigators studied the feasibility and safety of a novel program that combines a pedometer with a website to increase walking. This is a pilot study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COPD Internet Access Behavioral: website and pedometer Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 31 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : February 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: website and pedometer Behavioral: website and pedometer
use of pedometer and website

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Daily step count [ Time Frame: 90 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • COPD
  • able to ambulate
  • internet access

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current pulmonary rehab

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01564043

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United States, Massachusetts
VABoston Healthcare System
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02132
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Boston Healthcare System
University of Michigan
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Marilyn Moy, MD, VA Boston Healthcare System Identifier: NCT01564043    
Other Study ID Numbers: VABHS2328
First Posted: March 27, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 27, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012