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TitleHealth promotion in older chinese: A 12-month cluster randomized controlled trial of pedometry and peer support
 
AuthorsNeil Thomas, G2
MacFarlane, DJ1
Guo, B2
Cheung, BMY1
McGhee, SM1
Chou, KL1
Deeks, JJ2
Lam, TH1
Tomlinson, B3
 
KeywordsBuddy
elderly
exercise
pedometer
physical activity
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.org
 
CitationMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2012, v. 44 n. 6, p. 1157-1166 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e318244314a
 
AbstractPurpose: Aging, in conjunction with decreasing physical activity, is associated with a range of health problems. Simple, low-maintenance, population-based means of promoting activity to counteract the age-associated decline are required. We therefore assessed the effect of pedometry and buddy support to increase physical activity. Methods: We undertook a clustered randomized trial (HKCTR-346) of 24 community centers involving 399 older Chinese participants (60 yr). Centers were randomly allocated to 1) pedometry and buddy, 2) pedometry and no buddy, 3) no pedometry and buddy, and 4) no pedometry and no buddy with a 2 × 2 factorial design. The trial simultaneously tested the individual and combined effects of the interventions. The intervention groups also received monthly organized group activities to provide encouragement and support. Outcome measures were assessed at 6 and 12 months, including physical fitness and activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors (anthropometry and blood pressure). Results: From the 24 centers, 356 volunteers (89.2%) completed the study. Those receiving the interventions had higher mean physical activity levels at 12 months of 1820 (95% confidence interval (CI) = 1360-2290) and 1260 (95% CI = 780-1740) MET•min -1•wk, respectively relative to the decrease in the control groups. The buddy peer support intervention significantly improved mean aerobic fitness (12% [95% CI = 4%-21%]) and reduced both body fat (-0.6% [95% CI =-1.1% to 0.0%]) and time to complete the 2.5-m get-up-and-go test (-0.27 [95% CI =-0.53 to-0.01] s). No other improvements in the cardiovascular disease risk factors were observed. The combination of motivational tools was no better than the individual interventions. Conclusions: Both motivational interventions increased physical activity levels, and the buddy style improved fitness. These tools could be useful adjuncts in the prevention of obesity and age-related complications. © 2012 by the American College of Sports Medicine.
 
ISSN0195-9131
2013 Impact Factor: 4.459
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.253
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e318244314a
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000304227100024
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Government01030681
Funding Information:

The study was funded by the Hong Kong Government Health and Health Services Research Fund (HHSRF# 01030681).

 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
GrantsExercise health promotion in older adults: a randomised controlled trial
 
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dc.contributor.authorNeil Thomas, G
 
dc.contributor.authorMacFarlane, DJ
 
dc.contributor.authorGuo, B
 
dc.contributor.authorCheung, BMY
 
dc.contributor.authorMcGhee, SM
 
dc.contributor.authorChou, KL
 
dc.contributor.authorDeeks, JJ
 
dc.contributor.authorLam, TH
 
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, B
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:28:17Z
 
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:28:17Z
 
dc.date.issued2012
 
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Aging, in conjunction with decreasing physical activity, is associated with a range of health problems. Simple, low-maintenance, population-based means of promoting activity to counteract the age-associated decline are required. We therefore assessed the effect of pedometry and buddy support to increase physical activity. Methods: We undertook a clustered randomized trial (HKCTR-346) of 24 community centers involving 399 older Chinese participants (60 yr). Centers were randomly allocated to 1) pedometry and buddy, 2) pedometry and no buddy, 3) no pedometry and buddy, and 4) no pedometry and no buddy with a 2 × 2 factorial design. The trial simultaneously tested the individual and combined effects of the interventions. The intervention groups also received monthly organized group activities to provide encouragement and support. Outcome measures were assessed at 6 and 12 months, including physical fitness and activity and cardiovascular disease risk factors (anthropometry and blood pressure). Results: From the 24 centers, 356 volunteers (89.2%) completed the study. Those receiving the interventions had higher mean physical activity levels at 12 months of 1820 (95% confidence interval (CI) = 1360-2290) and 1260 (95% CI = 780-1740) MET•min -1•wk, respectively relative to the decrease in the control groups. The buddy peer support intervention significantly improved mean aerobic fitness (12% [95% CI = 4%-21%]) and reduced both body fat (-0.6% [95% CI =-1.1% to 0.0%]) and time to complete the 2.5-m get-up-and-go test (-0.27 [95% CI =-0.53 to-0.01] s). No other improvements in the cardiovascular disease risk factors were observed. The combination of motivational tools was no better than the individual interventions. Conclusions: Both motivational interventions increased physical activity levels, and the buddy style improved fitness. These tools could be useful adjuncts in the prevention of obesity and age-related complications. © 2012 by the American College of Sports Medicine.
 
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dc.identifier.citationMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2012, v. 44 n. 6, p. 1157-1166 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e318244314a
 
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dc.identifier.isiWOS:000304227100024
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Government01030681
Funding Information:

The study was funded by the Hong Kong Government Health and Health Services Research Fund (HHSRF# 01030681).

 
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2013 Impact Factor: 4.459
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.253
 
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States
 
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dc.relation.referencesReferences in Scopus
 
dc.rightsThis is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2012, v. 44 n. 6, p. 1157-1166
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subjectBuddy
 
dc.subjectelderly
 
dc.subjectexercise
 
dc.subjectpedometer
 
dc.subjectphysical activity
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. University of Birmingham
  3. Chinese University of Hong Kong