Bingocize: A Novel Mobile Application for Older Adult Health

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Western Kentucky University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Hypertension
Cognitive Aging
Cognitive Decline
Accidental Fall
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Arteriosclerosis
Activities of Daily Living
Sarcopenia
Executive Function

Treatments

Behavioral: Socially-Based Exercise Intervention for Older Adults

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
NIH

Identifiers

NCT03629912
IRB 18-048
R15AG055906 (U.S. NIH Grant/Contract)

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study tests the effectiveness of using a new mobile application (Bingocize®) to improve older adults' (a) adherence to an engaging exercise program, and (b) aspects of functional performance, health knowledge, dietary habits, and cognition.

Full description

Health-promoting interventions designed to improve physical and mental fitness can help reduce health care costs; they can also help maintain, or even improve, older adults' quality of life. However, getting older adults to adhere to health-promoting exercise interventions remains difficult because such programs are often perceived as being time-consuming, painful, or unenjoyable. The present study's objective is to investigate the effectiveness of a novel technological exercise intervention program for older adults (Bingocize); in doing so, the program has the potential to improve older adults' independence and quality of life. Older adults will participate in a pre/post-intervention design with random assignment to either the experimental or one of three comparison/control groups; each group will play Bingocize in a social setting with other older adults. Participants in the experimental group will use the app to engage in twice-weekly Bingocize sessions for twelve weeks (i.e., Bingo+Exercise+Health Education); control groups will also use the app for twelve weeks but for either health education-only, exercise-only, or bingo-only.

Enrollment

241 patients

Sex

All

Ages

60 to 85 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Normal or corrected normal vision
  • Mobility (i.e., not wheelchair bound)
  • English is native language
  • Minimum physical standards (e.g., ability to walk at least 10 meters)
  • No structured physical activity programs >150 minutes/week in last 6 months

Exclusion criteria

  • Severe neurological impairments (e.g., Parkinson's)
  • Colorblindness
  • Dementia

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

241 participants in 4 patient groups

Exercise + Health Education + Bingo
Experimental group
Description:
Socially-Based Exercise Intervention for Older Adults. Participants use the Bingocize app incorporating exercises AND health information on fall risks + diet/nutrition.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Socially-Based Exercise Intervention for Older Adults
Exercise + Bingo
Active Comparator group
Description:
Socially-Based Exercise Intervention for Older Adults. Participants use the Bingocize app incorporating exercises ONLY.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Socially-Based Exercise Intervention for Older Adults
Health Education + Bingo
Active Comparator group
Description:
Socially-Based Exercise Intervention for Older Adults. Participants use the Bingocize app incorporating health information on fall risks + diet/nutrition ONLY.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Socially-Based Exercise Intervention for Older Adults
Bingo Only
No Intervention group
Description:
Participants use the Bingocize app to play bingo only.

Trial documents
2

Trial contacts and locations

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