Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions aging, activity, lifestyle
Treatment reach
Sponsor University of British Columbia
Collaborator SportMedBC
Start date May 2016
End date June 2016
Trial size 11 participants
Trial identifier NCT02786394, H16-00670

Summary

The purpose of this study is to test feasibility for the delivery and perceptions of a lifestyle model for middle-aged and older adults by involving participants in its development. The goal of the program is to reduce sedentary behaviour, increase physical activity, and increase strength and balance. An optional walking program will be run in parallel to emphasize the importance of moving more. Participants will be asked to fill out questionnaires on course delivery, content and effect throughout the program and 2-3 recorded interviews throughout the study. We will collect measurements of physical performance before and after the program.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Experimental)
This study will run twice a week over 8 weeks with 6 REACH sessions 8 optional walking program sessions. The optional walking program will be run by SportMedBC and may consist of one or more educational sessions (e.g., nutrition). Each REACH session introduces new topics, strength and balance activities and home practices which progressively build on each other. We will ask participants to provide feedback after each session, and in two to three 30 minutes recorded interviews (in-person or over the telephone) at the end of the study.
reach
REACH is a lifestyle intervention program which aims to reduce sedentary behaviour, increase physical activity, and increase strength and balance. The REACH program is comprised of six sessions which include evidence-based education, behaviour change theory, and activity instruction. REACH also teaches goal setting techniques, mindfulness, and encourages active community engagement. In this study we are running the REACH program for women aged 55 and older alongside a supplementary optional walking program run by SportMedBC.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
REACH session feedback questionnaire
time frame: 8 weeks
REACH program participant interviews
time frame: 8 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Physical Activity Identity
time frame: 8 weeks
GRIT Score
time frame: 8 weeks
Automaticity
time frame: 8 weeks
Attendance record
time frame: 8 weeks
Sedentary Behaviour
time frame: weekly for 8 weeks
Hourly activity
time frame: weekly for 8 weeks
Step Count
time frame: weekly for 8 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 55 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Participants included will be women aged 55 and older. - Participants must speak English. - Participants must be able to walk a minimum of four city blocks, climb a flight of stairs and take part in a physical activity and walking program. - Participants must be cleared by a health care professional to participate using the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (Par-Q+) assessment to determine if they are physically able to take part in the activity program. Exclusion Criteria: - Individuals will be excluded if they are men, under the age of 55 and/or do not speak English.

Additional Information

Official title REACH Lifestyle Program for Older Adults
Principal investigator Maureen Ashe, PhD
Description This study aims to describe the delivery of a lifestyle model for older adults. Return to Everyday Activities in the Community and Home (REACH) is a health promotion program aimed at middle-aged and older adults. The goal of REACH is to reduce sedentary behaviour, increase physical activity, and increase strength and balance. The REACH program is comprised of six sessions which include evidence-based education, behaviour change theory, and activity instruction. REACH also teaches goal setting techniques, mindfulness, and encourages active community engagement. In this study we are running the REACH program for women aged 55 and older alongside a supplementary optional walking program run by SportMedBC. We will gather pre- and post-intervention measures of program perceptions, delivery psychological variables and physical performance outcomes. We will also collect participant feedback about course delivery, content and effect throughout the program. This study will allow us to describe the delivery strategies of REACH and involve the participants in the development of the REACH program. The optional walking program will emphasize the importance of increasing daily physical activity.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of British Columbia.