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Relationships Among Sedentary Behaviors and Other Factors

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: NCT04039438
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 31, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Young Joo Kim, East Carolina University

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date July 24, 2019
First Posted Date July 31, 2019
Last Update Posted Date February 4, 2021
Actual Study Start Date August 1, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date March 9, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: July 30, 2019)
  • Activity Card Sort [ Time Frame: One time during the initial, one-time study visit about their current stauts (participants are visited only once in the study) ]
    The Activity Card Sort assesses the participation level in instrumental, leisure, and social activities. The Activity Card Sort uses 89 photographs. For each photograph, participants will be asked if they are interested in doing the activity in each photograph, if the activity in each photograph is important for them to do, and if participants are currently doing it. Then, Three mean metabolic equivalent levels of interested, important, and current activities will be calculated.
  • Physical activity level [ Time Frame: 10-14 consecutive days, 24/hours a day, following the initial, one-time visit (participants are visited only once in the study) ]
    Physical activity level measured by ActiGraph GT9X Link. The data will be collected for at least 7-full days to record the pattern of activity levels of a week.
  • Sociodemographic form [ Time Frame: One time during the initial, one-time study visit about their current status (participants are visited only once in the study) ]
    The information will be used to determine the characteristics of the participants and generalizability of the results, and to determine the relationships with interested, important, and current activities. The form collects socio-demographic information, such as race, gender, highest education received, living status, occupations, total household annual income, recent hospitalization, cardiovascular risk factors, the number of medications taken daily, and weekly exercise level. Information is all self-reported.
Original Primary Outcome Measures Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Relationships Among Sedentary Behaviors and Other Factors
Official Title Relationships Among Interest and Importance of Activities, Sedentary Behaviors, and Socio-demographic Factors in Sedentary Older Adults in the Community
Brief Summary

Due to the increasing sedentary behaviors in older adults, it is important to understand the factors related to sedentary behaviors. Although systematic reviews have identified sociodemographic and environmental factors related sedentary behaviors, no study on the relationships between interested and important activities and sedentary behaviors in older adults was found.

In this study, investigators aim to investigate the relationships among interested and important activities, sedentary behaviors, and sociodemographic factors in older adults living in the community. Investigators will recruit 30 sedentary older adults living in the community who are cognitively intact, have no physical limitations, and are medically stable. Participants will be assessed once using subjective and objective measures:

1) estimated energy expenditure levels for interested, important, and current activities, 2) time spent on sedentary activities, and 3) sociodemographic factors.

The results of this study will provide supporting evidence for the role of meaningful occupations to decrease sedentary behaviors. In addition, the results may show the relevant sociodemographic factors that occupational therapy practitioners need to be aware when encouraging active lifestyle for sedentary older adults in the community.

Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Non-Probability Sample
Study Population Medically stable older adults
Condition Older Adults
Intervention Other: No intervention
No intervention will be provided during the study nor participants will be receiving any intervention anywhere else.
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Completed
Actual Enrollment
 (submitted: July 30, 2019)
Original Estimated Enrollment Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date March 9, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date March 9, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age of 65 years or older
  • intact cognition confirmed by the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Blind score 18 or greater
  • self-report of no physical activity restrictions from the physician
  • sedentary lifestyle confirmed by the Rapid Assessment Disuse Index score 26 or greater,
  • living 30 miles from the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University

Exclusion Criteria:

  • An acute or terminal illness
  • a myocardial infarction in the past 6 months
  • unstable cardiovascular or metabolic disease
  • neuromusculoskeletal disorders severely disrupting voluntary movement
  • limb amputation
  • upper or lower extremity fracture in the past 3 months
  • current symptomatic hernias or hemorrhoids
  • cognitive impairment
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers Yes
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT04039438
Other Study ID Numbers UMCIRB 19-001417
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party Young Joo Kim, East Carolina University
Study Sponsor East Carolina University
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators Not Provided
PRS Account East Carolina University
Verification Date February 2021