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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12605000530628
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
16/09/2005
Date registered
27/09/2005
Date last updated
27/09/2005
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
TeleWalk: A trial of telephone-based walking promotion in older adults
Scientific title
TeleWalk: A trial of telephone-based walking promotion to improve physical activity and health-related quality of life in sedentary older adults
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
TeleWalk
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Physical inactivity 655 0
Condition category
Condition code
Public Health 728 728 0 0
Health promotion/education

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Study Intervention - A combination of telephone-based motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioural techniques (3-month duration).
Intervention code [1] 635 0
Prevention
Comparator / control treatment
Control Intervention - no intervention.
Control group
Uncontrolled

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 895 0
(1) physical activity (as measured by the Auckland Heart Study Physical Activity Questionnaire)
Timepoint [1] 895 0
Assessed at baseline, at 3 months (end of intervention), and at 6 and 12 months (as follow-up).
Primary outcome [2] 896 0
(2) health-related quality of life (as measured by the SF-36)
Timepoint [2] 896 0
Assessed at baseline, at 3 months (end of intervention), and at 6 and 12 months (as follow-up).
Secondary outcome [1] 1754 0
Falls and injuries are assessed via calendars completed prospectively by participants.
Timepoint [1] 1754 0
These calendars are collected from participants each month for the 3-month intervention.

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
1. Sedentary (i.e., participated in less than 30 minutes of physical activity on five or more days per week for six months or longer.2. Would be living in Auckland, New Zealand for at least 12 months from the time of their recruitment to the trial.
Minimum age
65 Years
Maximum age
Not stated
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
1. Had a medical history or major health problem that meant walking would be contrindicated (assessed by their general practitioner).

Study design
Purpose of the study
Prevention
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Computer generated random numbers were used. The researcher performing the randomisation was unaware of whom each ID number was related to.
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Computer generated random numbers were used. Patients from each of three medical clinics were randomised in blocks.
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Type of endpoint(s)
Safety/efficacy
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
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 outside Australia
Country [1] 230 0
New Zealand
State/province [1] 230 0

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 809 0
Charities/Societies/Foundations
Name [1] 809 0
National Heart Foundation of New Zealand
Address [1] 809 0
Country [1] 809 0
New Zealand
Primary sponsor type
University
Name
Auckland University of Technology
Address
Country
New Zealand
Secondary sponsor category [1] 668 0
University
Name [1] 668 0
University of Auckland
Address [1] 668 0
Country [1] 668 0
New Zealand

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved

Summary
Brief summary
The TeleWalk study is an investigation of the effectiveness of a telephone-based counseling intervention on physical activity participation and health-related quality of life in older (65 years or older) sedentary adults.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 35637 0
Address 35637 0
Country 35637 0
Phone 35637 0
Fax 35637 0
Email 35637 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 9824 0
Professor Gregory Kolt
Address 9824 0
Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1020
Country 9824 0
New Zealand
Phone 9824 0
+64 9 9219999 Ext. 7774
Fax 9824 0
+64 9 9219706
Email 9824 0
gregory.kolt@aut.ac.nz
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 752 0
Professor Gregory Kolt
Address 752 0
Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1020
Country 752 0
New Zealand
Phone 752 0
+64 9 9219999 Ext. 7774
Fax 752 0
+64 9 9219706
Email 752 0
gregory.kolt@aut.ac.nz

No information has been provided regarding IPD availability
Summary results
Have study results been published in a peer-reviewed journal?
Other publications
Have study results been made publicly available in another format?
Results – basic reporting
Results – plain English summary