This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition multiple sclerosis
Treatments brief telephone-based counseling, education counseling
Sponsor VA Office of Research and Development
Start date October 2009
End date September 2015
Trial size 64 participants
Trial identifier NCT01198977, B4972-W


This is a clinical trial examining a brief motivational intervention to improve adherence to exercise among individuals with MS to improve fatigue.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
Telephone based counseling and instructional video
brief telephone-based counseling
Brief telephone-based counseling using Motivational Interviewing and physical activity goal setting and problem solving
(Placebo Comparator)
Mailed Physical Activity information and instructional video only
education counseling
Mailed informational video of exercise programs

Primary Outcomes

time frame: baseline, 3 months, 6 months

Secondary Outcomes

time frame: baseline, 3 months, 6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Multiple Sclerosis - Veteran receiving services in VA VISN 20 - Fatigue - Ability to ambulate - cell phone or Household phone line - Individual with multiple sclerosis verified by MS provider - ambulatory Exclusion Criteria: - Current alcohol dependence or other substance dependence - No working phone

Additional Information

Official title Telehealth-Based Exercise Program to Treat Fatigue in MS
Principal investigator Aaron P Turner, PhD
Description This is a 2-arm single blind parallel group RCT comparing a brief telephone based motivational intervention to an informational control to improve adherence to exercise among individuals with MS. The primary outcome is improvement in fatigue.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by VA Office of Research and Development.