This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions diabetes type 2, metabolic syndrome
Treatment walking exercise
Sponsor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Collaborator National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Start date January 2013
End date December 2013
Trial size 120 participants
Trial identifier NCT01790724, 13146, 1F31AG042232-01A1


The propose of the study is to test the hypothesis that an eight week program consisting of walking exercise and social cognitive theory based group workshops will increase physical activity adherence six months later in older adults with type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome.

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
Participants will be instructed in safe walking exercise. They will participate in an eight week, tapered, on-site program. Participants will also attend group workshops where they will learn self-regulatory skills such as goal-setting, self-monitoring, barrier trouble-shooting, rewarding, and relapse prevention and recovery.
walking exercise
(Active Comparator)
Participants will complete an eight-week online metabolic health education course. Topics will include glucose control, insulin, weight management, nutrition, physical activity, eye/kidney/foot health, stress reduction, and doctor-patient communication.
walking exercise

Primary Outcomes

Physical Activity
time frame: Month 6

Secondary Outcomes

time frame: Month 6
Executive function
time frame: Month 6
Self-regulatory strategy use
time frame: Month 6
Physical function
time frame: Month 6
Psychosocial outcomes
time frame: Month 6

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 50 years up to 75 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - adults between the ages of 50-75 years - individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome (presence of 3 of the 5 criteria) - physician consent to participate. Exclusion Criteria: - below age 50 or above age 75 at the beginning of the intervention - exercising regularly more than twice per week for the last six months - diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus - failing the Telephone Interview of Cognitive Status - inability to communicate in English

Additional Information

Official title Social Cognitive and Neuropsychological Influences on Physical Activity Behavior in Type II Diabetes
Principal investigator Edward McAuley, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2013.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.