Pilot Evaluation of an Interactive Health Game

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University of Illinois

Status

Completed

Conditions

Health Behavior
Health Attitude

Treatments

Behavioral: Healthy eating workshop
Behavioral: Healthy eating workshop and interactive health game

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
NIH

Identifiers

NCT03444129
5P30AG022849 (U.S. NIH Grant/Contract)
2016-0218

Details and patient eligibility

About

Broad, diverse, and innovative efforts are needed to address the growing dual public health challenges of obesity and diabetes, especially for those at increased risk like minority older adults. The emerging field of health games offers an innovative opportunity to reach populations to provide healthy eating and physical activity messages. Little research has focused on the use of health games specifically tailored for older adults. This study builds upon a health game designed to provide knowledge, facilitate movement, enhance motivation, and encourage healthy eating (HE) and physical activity (PA) behaviors in youth. This study will adapt, implement, and evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, adherence, and preliminary outcomes of the game among overweight/obese African American older adults.

Enrollment

30 patients

Sex

All

Ages

50 to 65 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Age between 50 and 65 years
  • Overweight or obese (25kg/m2 ≤ BMI < 40kg/m2)
  • African American/Black by self-report
  • Risk factors for diabetes (based on adapted ADA risk test)

Exclusion criteria

  • Adults with cognitive impairments, based on the adapted Mental Status Questionnaire (MSQ).
  • Health conditions that preclude participation in physical activity program, based on the Exercise Assessment and Screener for You (EASY) physical activity screener.
  • Already diagnosed with diabetes by self-report
  • Currently engaging in vigorous physical activity
  • Non-English speaking
  • Does not meet inclusion criteria

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

30 participants in 2 patient groups

Control
Active Comparator group
Description:
This group will participate in a health education workshop with weekly sessions (control group)
Treatment:
Behavioral: Healthy eating workshop
Game
Experimental group
Description:
This group will participate in the health education workshop plus the interactive health game (intervention group).
Treatment:
Behavioral: Healthy eating workshop and interactive health game

Trial contacts and locations

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