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“Not just another walking program”: Everyday Activity Supports You (EASY) model—a randomized pilot study for a parallel randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Pilot and Feasibility Studies, January 2015
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Title
“Not just another walking program”: Everyday Activity Supports You (EASY) model—a randomized pilot study for a parallel randomized controlled trial
Published in
Pilot and Feasibility Studies, January 2015
DOI 10.1186/2055-5784-1-4
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Authors

Maureen C Ashe, Meghan Winters, Christiane A Hoppmann, Martin G Dawes, Paul A Gardiner, Lora M Giangregorio, Kenneth M Madden, Megan M McAllister, Gillian Wong, Joseph H Puyat, Joel Singer, Joanie Sims-Gould, Heather A McKay

Abstract

Maintaining physical activity is an important goal with positive health benefits, yet many people spend most of their day sitting. Our Everyday Activity Supports You (EASY) model aims to encourage movement through daily activities and utilitarian walking. The primary objective of this phase was to test study feasibility (recruitment and retention rates) for the EASY model. This 6-month study took place in Vancouver, Canada, from May to December 2013, with data analyses in February 2014. Participants were healthy, inactive, community-dwelling women aged 55-70 years. We recruited through advertisements in local community newspapers and randomized participants using a remote web service. The model included the following: group-based education and social support, individualized physical activity prescription (called Activity 4-1-1), and use of a Fitbit activity monitor. The control group received health-related information only. The main outcome measures were descriptions of study feasibility (recruitment and retention rates). We also collected information on activity patterns (ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometers) and health-related outcomes such as body composition (height and weight using standard techniques), blood pressure (automatic blood pressure monitor), and psychosocial variables (questionnaires). We advertised in local community newspapers to recruit participants. Over 3 weeks, 82 participants telephoned; following screening, 68% (56/82) met the inclusion criteria and 45% (25/56) were randomized by remote web-based allocation. This included 13 participants in the intervention group and 12 participants in the control group (education). At 6 months, 12/13 (92%) intervention and 8/12 (67%) control participants completed the final assessment. Controlling for baseline values, the intervention group had an average of 2,080 [95% confidence intervals (CIs) 704, 4,918] more steps/day at 6 months compared with the control group. There was an average between group difference in weight loss of -4.3 [95% CI -6.22, -2.40] kg and reduction in diastolic blood pressure of -8.54 [95% CI -16.89, -0.198] mmHg, in favor of EASY. The EASY pilot study was feasible to deliver; there was an increase in physical activity and reduction in weight and blood pressure for intervention participants at 6 months. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01842061.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 1%
Denmark 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 145 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 17%
Researcher 22 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 14%
Student > Bachelor 20 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 5%
Other 27 18%
Unknown 25 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 15%
Sports and Recreations 17 11%
Psychology 15 10%
Social Sciences 7 5%
Other 16 11%
Unknown 38 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 October 2016.
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#867,839
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#34
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