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Registration number
ACTRN12613000230752
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
21/02/2013
Date registered
27/02/2013
Date last updated
27/02/2013
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Life After Work: Use of time and activity patterns across the retirement transition
Scientific title
How health and use of time changes as people transition into retirement
Secondary ID [1] 282001 0
nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
LAW
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
the retirement life transition 288436 0
Condition category
Condition code
Public Health 288784 288784 0 0
Epidemiology

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Observational
Patient registry
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
This is a prospective longitudinal study. It is observational. People will undertake assessments approximately 3 months prior to retirement, and 3, 6 and 12 months post retirement. Assessments will include self-reported use of time, objective physical activity and sedentary behaviour (accelerometry), self-reported health and wellbeing, objective physical health (BMI, waist circumference and blood pressure) and sociodemographic items.
Intervention code [1] 286570 0
Not applicable
Comparator / control treatment
n/a
Control group
Uncontrolled

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 288922 0
physical activity (self-report, using the Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adults software; and objective, using accelerometry).
Timepoint [1] 288922 0
12 months post retirement
Secondary outcome [1] 301363 0
sedentary behaviour (self-report, using the Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adults software; and objective, using accelerometry).
Timepoint [1] 301363 0
12 months post retirement
Secondary outcome [2] 301364 0
sleep (self-reported sleep quality and quantity; and objective sleep, measured using accelerometry).
Timepoint [2] 301364 0
12 months post retirement
Secondary outcome [3] 301365 0
happiness (self-report, using the Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adults software).
Timepoint [3] 301365 0
12 months post retirement
Secondary outcome [4] 301366 0
social interaction (self-report, using the Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adults software).
Timepoint [4] 301366 0
12 months post retirement
Secondary outcome [5] 301367 0
well being (SF-36 Quality of Life questionnaire, Australian Unity Personal Well-being Index (AUPWI), the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales, the Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale)
Timepoint [5] 301367 0
12 months post retirement
Secondary outcome [6] 301368 0
physical health (objectively measured body mass index and waist circumference; blood pressure).
Timepoint [6] 301368 0
12 months post retirement

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
1. Participant self-identifies as about to “retire”.
2. Aged over 50 years.
3. Date of anticipated retirement within 1-6 months at the time of baseline assessments.
4. Pre-retirement workload: >=19 hours per week in paid employment (i.e. working half-time or more).
5. Anticipated post-retirement workload:
a) planning to undertaken <=11 hours per week paid employment (i.e. 1 and a half days per week), AND
b) paid employment will have reduced by =>19 hours compared with pre-retirement levels.
6. Able to attend baseline and final assessments in Adelaide or Brisbane.
7. Able to speak and write in English.
Minimum age
50 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
1. Presence of a major (life-threatening) medical condition or undergoing major treatment in the last 6 months.

Study design
Purpose
Duration
Selection
Timing
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
QLD,SA

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 286778 0
Government body
Name [1] 286778 0
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant
Address [1] 286778 0
ARC postal address: GPO Box 2702. Canberra ACT 2601. Australia
Country [1] 286778 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
University
Name
University of South Australia
Address
GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 285561 0
University
Name [1] 285561 0
the University of Queensland
Address [1] 285561 0
St Lucia campus
The University of Queensland
Brisbane Queensland 4072
Australia

Country [1] 285561 0
Australia

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 288843 0
University of South Australia Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 288843 0
c/- Vicki Allen
Human Ethics Compliance Officer
Research and Innovation Services
Mawson Lakes Campus
University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, 5001, SA, Australia
Ethics committee country [1] 288843 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 288843 0
Approval date [1] 288843 0
12/10/2011
Ethics approval number [1] 288843 0

Summary
Brief summary
The Australian population is ageing, with a disproportionately large burden of disease incurred in older people. Retirement, as a major life transition, may offer an important opportunity for intervening on health behaviours. The primary aim of the Life After Work study is to comprehensively measure changes in activity patterns, health and well-being across the retirement transition, using a use-of-time approach, with the view to inform further health behaviour interventions for this population. A target sample of 120 participants aged 50 years and over who are about to retire will be recruited in two major Australian cities, Adelaide and Brisbane. Participants will undertake a battery of assessments approximately 3 months prior to retirement, and 3, 6 and 12 months post-retirement. Assessments will include self-reported use of time (using the Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adults), objective physical activity and sedentary behaviour (using Actigraph GT3X+ accelerometers), self-reported health status and well-being (using a battery of surveys, including the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) , the Australian Unity Personal Well-being Index (AUPWI), the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales, the Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale, the UCLA Loneliness Scale, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale), retirement circumstances and socio-demographic items, objective anthropometric measures (height, weight and waist circumference), and resting blood pressure. The results will allow a robust examination of the changes in use of time, health and well-being across retirement. The results will provide important new information that will inform the development of lifestyle and policy interventions to address and improve health and well-being in retirement.
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Trial related presentations / publications
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Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 38038 0
Prof Tim Olds
Address 38038 0
School of Health Sciences
University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471,
Adelaide SA 5001
Australia
Country 38038 0
Australia
Phone 38038 0
+61 8 8302 1411
Fax 38038 0
+61 8 8302 1411
Email 38038 0
tim.olds@unisa.edu.au
Contact person for public queries
Name 38039 0
Dr Carol Maher
Address 38039 0
School of Health Sciences
University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471,
Adelaide SA 5001
Australia
Country 38039 0
Australia
Phone 38039 0
+61 8 8302 2315
Fax 38039 0
+61 8 8302 2315
Email 38039 0
carol.maher@unisa.edu.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 38040 0
Dr Carol Maher
Address 38040 0
School of Health Sciences
University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471,
Adelaide SA 5001
Australia
Country 38040 0
Australia
Phone 38040 0
+61 8 8302 2315
Fax 38040 0
+61 8 8302 2315
Email 38040 0
carol.maher@unisa.edu.au

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Summary results
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