This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions physical inactivity, motivation, behavior change
Treatment exercise on prescription
Phase phase 2/phase 3
Sponsor University of Southern Denmark
Collaborator The County of Funen, Denmark
Start date November 2005
End date May 2008
Trial size 200 participants
Trial identifier NCT00594360, 2005-41-5248, 36/154-150775


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a primary healthcare intervention called 'Exercise on Prescription' aimed at increasing level of physical activity and psychological parameters in a population of sedentary patients with increased risk of developing lifestyle diseases. The effect is evaluated using patient-reported variables.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
exercise on prescription Open Label, Active Control, Efficacy Study, Best practice
Exercise two times a week for two months at a physiotherapist. Afterwards exercise one time a week at a physiotherapist and self-contained training one time a week for 2 months.

Primary Outcomes

Patient-reported Self-efficacy level at 4, 10 and 16 months. Patient-reported Decisional balance level at 4, 10 and 16 months. Patient-reported Readiness to change level at 4, 10 and 16 months.
time frame: 16 months

Secondary Outcomes

Patient-reported physical activity level at 4, 10 and 16 months. . Patient-reported health related quality of life at 4, 10 and 16 months. Patient-reported compliance with national guidelines for physical activity at 4, 10 and 16 months.
time frame: 16 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - All patients referred to the Exercise on Prescription scheme by their general practitioner - Volunteer to participate in the trial Exclusion Criteria: - BMI over 35

Additional Information

Official title Exercise on Prescription: Effects and Comparison of Psychological Parameters Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Health Physical Between Participants in a Danish Version of Exercise on Prescription.
Principal investigator Lis Puggaard, PhD
Description Exercise prescriptions are used for initiating a physical active lifestyle in sedentary populations. A Danish project called 'Exercise on Prescription' (EoP) is implemented in primary healthcare. Patients eligible for EoP are non-institutionalised adults with medically controlled lifestyle diseases or risk factors of lifestyle diseases, who are motivated to change lifestyle, able to improve health status through a physical active lifestyle, and willing to pay a fee of €100 for the intervention. The purpose of this study is to assess the effect on: 1) Self-efficacy, 2) Readiness to change, 3) Decisional balance, 4) physical activity level, and 5) health related quality of life. The EoP-group is compared to an intervention group receiving only motivational counselling.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2008.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Southern Denmark.