Health education only (control)
Health education and no intentional increase in baseline daily steps (but with the option to receive the intervention upon conclusion of the initial 8-weeks).
Other: Health education only (control)
Those randomized to the delayed participation group will be instructed to maintain their ‘normal’ lifestyle activities, thereby avoiding any significant increase in daily step counts beyond their ‘baseline’ values. Participants will wear a pedometer throughout the 8-week period to keep track of their steps, and adherence to the protocol will be determined by collecting the stored step data directly from each participant’s pedometer on a weekly basis. Participants in this group will attend once-weekly group health education sessions (30-minutes/session), in addition to 5-minute, ‘touch base’ phone calls once every 2-weeks, but these phone calls will not involve goal-setting or action planning. After completing the initial 8-week period, these individuals can then opt to undertake the ‘increased lifestyle walking’ intervention of 3,000 extra steps/day over 5-days for 8-weeks if desired.
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. By listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details.