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Trial NCT00000551

Resource URI: http://static.linkedct.org/resource/trials/NCT00000551
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linkedct:brief_title Activity Counseling Trial (ACT)
linkedct:condition <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/condition/2312>
linkedct:condition <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/condition/5702>
linkedct:criteria Sedentary men and women, free of coronary heart disease, who were patients in primary care settings.
linkedct:description BACKGROUND: A conference on physical activity sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in August 1991 recommended that one priority area for research should be the development and evaluation of interventions for adoption and maintenance of physical activity including interventions that can be incorporated into primary care practice. The 1992 NHLBI Working Group Report on Primary Prevention of Hypertension identified physical inactivity as a risk factor for hypertension. Intervention research applicable to health-care settings is particularly important in light of national recommendations advising health-care professionals to intervene, including Healthy People 2000, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reports, and the American Heart Association. DESIGN NARRATIVE: Randomized, multicenter, demonstration and education study. Men and women primary care patients at three sites in Dallas, Palo Alto, and Memphis were randomized to two patient education intervention groups or to a standard care control group of physician advice. Intervention continued for two years for all participants. The primary outcomes were cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity. Other outcomes were effects on blood pressure, lipoproteins, and weight; the long-term maintenance of these effects; and the cost-effectiveness of various intervention approaches. Recruitment took 15 months and has been completed with the accrual of 874 subjects. The National Institute on Aging participated in the ACT through the addition of a measurement of arterial stiffness involving approximately 700 patients. The NIA tested the hypothesis that increases in physical activity resulting from educational interventions could reduce arterial stiffness.
linkedct:download_date Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on December 30, 2009
linkedct:eligibility_gender Both
linkedct:eligibility_healthy_volunteers No
linkedct:eligibility_maximum_age 75 Years
linkedct:eligibility_minimum_age 35 Years
linkedct:end_date September 2002
linkedct:enrollment 0 (xsd:int)
linkedct:firstreceived_date October 27, 1999
linkedct:id NCT00000551
rdfs:label Trial NCT00000551
linkedct:lastchanged_date August 30, 2007
linkedct:lead_sponsor_agency National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
linkedct:nct_id NCT00000551
linkedct:number_of_arms 0 (xsd:int)
linkedct:number_of_groups 0 (xsd:int)
linkedct:org_study_id 95
linkedct:overall_official <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/overall_official/58787>
linkedct:overall_status Completed
linkedct:oversight <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/oversight/2918>
foaf:page <http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00000551>
linkedct:phase Phase 3
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/10920>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/10921>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/28058>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/54683>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/54684>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/54686>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/5693>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/6688>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/8540>
linkedct:reference <http://static.linkedct.org/resource/reference/8912>
linkedct:source National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
linkedct:start_date September 1994
linkedct:study_design Prevention, Randomized
linkedct:study_type Interventional
linkedct:summary To develop and evaluate the effectiveness of various intervention approaches, delivered in primary health-care settings, in increasing and maintaining habitual physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness among sedentary men and women patients.
rdf:type linkedct:trials
linkedct:verification_date August 2007