Understanding Fitness' Function in Determining Activity (UFFDA)

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University of Minnesota (UMN)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Fitness
Strength
Exercise

Treatments

Diagnostic Test: Fitness testing

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03518931
1406M51128

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of the study is to determine how measuring strength (by squeezing a tool called a hand grip dynamometer) and cardiorespiratory fitness (by climbing stairs) and sharing the results with subjects impacts exercise.

Full description

The Understanding Fitness Function in Determining Activity (UFFDA) Study was initiated at the 2014 and 2015 Minnesota State Fair to determine if measuring muscular strength and CRF would motivate individuals to increase their physical activity. Eligible individuals consented to participate and were randomized in a 1:1 allocation to control or intervention groups. All participants provided their current Exercise Vital Sign (EVS calculated by multiplying the number of moderate-vigorous exercise sessions/week by the average minutes/session). The intervention group had VO2max estimated using a timed previously validated Step Test and muscular strength measured using a Hand Dynamometer. Results with age appropriate normative data for both grip strength and a "good or superior" VO2max were provided to the intervention group. Our hypothesis was participants who receive the intervention would increase physical activity (measured by EVS) compared to control participants.

Enrollment

1,315 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Greater then 18 years old and able to complete the 20-step test to estimate CRF.

Exclusion criteria

History of heart disease, Syncope, Chest pain, Dyspnea, Use of beta blockers, Use of non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, Evidence of any unstable medical conditions. Pregnant

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

1,315 participants in 2 patient groups

Control
No Intervention group
Description:
This arm included individuals randomized to receiving fitness information only.
Intervention
Experimental group
Description:
This arm included individuals randomized to having fitness assessments performed.
Treatment:
Diagnostic Test: Fitness testing

Trial contacts and locations

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