Do Text Message Reminders Increase Preoperative Exercise in Obesity Surgery Candidates?
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01607177|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Perioperative Care Bariatric Surgery Obesity||Behavioral: Daily text message reminders||Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||102 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Text Messaging to Improve Adherence to Prehabilitation in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: a Randomised Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||August 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2013|
Experimental: Text message group
Patients randomised to this group will receive daily text message reminders used to motivate them to exercise in the preoperative period. They will also receive an exercise information sheet to complement the text messages.
Behavioral: Daily text message reminders
Daily text message reminders to motivate patients to exercise in conjunction with an exercise information sheet.
No Intervention: No text message group
Patients randomised to this group will receive standardised exercise advice but will not receive the text message reminders or the exercise information sheet.
- Proportion of patients partaking in the minimum recommended amount of weekly physical activity [ Time Frame: 6 weeks post recruitment ]>450 METmins per week of physical activity as measured by the internationally and locally validated IPAQ questionnaire.
- Postoperative Physical Activity [ Time Frame: 6 weeks postoperatively ]Quantity of physical acitivty will be measured as METmins per week as measured by the IPAQ questionnaire
- Functional capacity [ Time Frame: Baseline and 6 weeks post recuitment (preoperatively) ]Measured using the 6 minute walk test
- Length of Hospital Stay [ Time Frame: As assessed at day of discharge ]Total number of days spent in hospital following their operation
- Short term weight loss [ Time Frame: Out to 6 months postoperatively ]Postoperative weight loss as measured by percentage of excess weight loss
- Perioperative complications [ Time Frame: Out to 30 days postoperatively ]Prospectively recorded postoperative complications graded according the Clavien-Dindo classification system
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01607177
|Manukau Surgery Centre|
|Auckland, Manukau City, New Zealand, 2241|
|Principal Investigator:||Andrew G Hill, MBChB, MD, EdD, FRACS, FACS||South Auckland Clinical School, University of Auckland|