Peer Motivation Coaches, Social Media-based Support Group, and Behavior Change Strategies to Decrease Prolonged Sitting and Increase Moderate Exercise Snacks

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Stanford University

Status

Active, not recruiting

Conditions

Physical Inactivity
Sedentary Behavior

Treatments

Behavioral: Fitbit Self-Monitoring
Behavioral: MOV'D (Move Often eVery Day)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
NIH

Identifiers

NCT05360485
60388
K01HL136702 (U.S. NIH Grant/Contract)

Details and patient eligibility

About

The MOV'D (Move Often eVery Day) intervention is a remotely-delivered, peer-supported intervention that delivers exercise snack (2-5 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity) and behavior change technique (BCT) videos to a private social media support group with the goal of interrupting prolonged sitting at work with MVPA minutes. The preliminary efficacy, feasibility, and acceptability trial will test the effects of MOV'D, a socially-supported, evidence-based behavior change technique educational and behavioral intervention to increase the number of active hours (an indirect measure of prolonged sitting bouts) (Hypothesis 1) and number of MVPA minutes (Hypothesis 2). This pilot will gather important estimates of the effect sizes, the variance, and covariance of the primary outcomes to calculate the sample size needed to power a larger fully powered RCT.

Full description

Prolonged sitting and inadequate moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) are pervasive risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recent research has shown that some benefits of moderate to vigorous physical activity can be accrued in motivationally accessible short, 2-5 minute bouts throughout the day rather than needing to be a single, longer, continuous bout. The MOV'D intervention is a novel, remotely-delivered, social-media-based intervention to interrupt prolonged sitting with short bouts of MVPA, compared with a Fitbit-only control. The investigators will randomly assign participants to either MOV'D or a Fitbit only control for one month, with a one-month follow-up, to compare immediate and prolonged effects of treatment on number of workday hours with activity break and number of MVPA minutes.

Enrollment

72 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • have smartphone with internet capabilities
  • spend more than 55% of time sedentary at work
  • English literacy
  • safe to exercise, assessed by the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)
  • full-time employee at sedentary job

Exclusion criteria

-

Trial design

Primary purpose

Other

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

72 participants in 2 patient groups

Fitbit-Only Self-Monitoring
Active Comparator group
Description:
Control participants will be sent a Fitbit and study-provided account and will self-monitor physical activity for the duration of the study period (2 months).
Treatment:
Behavioral: Fitbit Self-Monitoring
MOV'D plus Fitbit Self-Monitoring
Experimental group
Description:
Treatment participants will be sent a Fitbit and study-provided account, and assigned to a private, study-created Twitter support group of 10 participants. Within the private group of 10, each participant is also further paired with a peer to be that person's peer coach, setting weekly exercise snack goals and practicing behavior change techniques.
Treatment:
Behavioral: MOV'D (Move Often eVery Day)
Behavioral: Fitbit Self-Monitoring

Trial contacts and locations

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