This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition sedentary lifestyle
Treatments sensewear display, pedometer, sensewear armband, personal coaching
Sponsor Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Start date August 2010
End date August 2012
Trial size 227 participants
Trial identifier NCT01432327, KULEUVEN_RTFDB


The aim of the study is to assess an increase of daily physical activity from electronic self-monitoring, to compare these values to the 10.000 step program, and to compare with real-time feedback with and without guidance from a Personal Coach.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose supportive care
(Placebo Comparator)
This group receives no kind of feedback during the intervention period. The participants wear the SenseWear Armband for 4 weeks and results of the intervention are discussed after the 4 week intervention period.
sensewear armband SenseWear Pro3 Armband
Participants wear the SenseWear Armband for 4 weeks
This group receives feedback about the daily amount of steps by means of a pedometer.
pedometer Yamax Digi-Walker SW-200
Participants receive a pedometer to determine their daily amount of steps. Every day they write down their amount of steps in a step diary.
Participants receive real time feedback on their energy expenditure, minutes of physical activity and step count by means of the SenseWear Display
sensewear display BodyMedia® Display (Model DD100)
Participants use the self-monitoring device (display) to aid behavior change via real-time lifestyle feedback targeting physical activity. The display has a versatile design that allows it to be clipped to a shirt, bag or belt loop. The Display can help participants stay in sync with their daily goals.
Participants receive real-time feedback on their energy expenditure, step count and minutes of physical activity by means of the SenseWear Display and weekly meet with a Personal Coach to discuss their progress
personal coaching
A weekly meeting with a Personal Coach to evaluate the physical activity patterns in daily life

Primary Outcomes

Physical Activity Level
time frame: One year

Secondary Outcomes

Daily Energy Expenditure in Physical Activity
time frame: One year
Percent of Participants Losing Fat Percentage
time frame: One Year
Stages of Motivational Readiness for Physical Activity
time frame: One Year
Step Count
time frame: One Year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 68 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Employee - Physical Activity Level < 1.71 MET - Willing to wear the SenseWear Armband for 5-6 weeks Exclusion Criteria: - Student - Senior

Additional Information

Official title The Impact of Real-time Feedback on Physical Activity Patterns in Flemish Employees: an Intervention Study
Description The purpose of this intervention study is to determine the effectiveness of continuous self-monitoring and real-time feedback from the SenseWear Armband (BodyMedia) alone and in combination with Personal Coaching to enhance physical activity and influence consciousness about its own physical activity patterns over a 12-month period in sedentary Flemish employees. The investigators hypothesize that the use of the feedback will increase awareness and subsequent physical activity levels of inactive office workers. Another hypothesizes is that the weekly meeting with a Personal Coach will add a controlling element and therefore employees of the 'coaching group' will have a higher physical activity level at the end of the intervention period compared to the other groups.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.