Individual Study / Martin et al.; J Am Heart Assoc. 2015

mActive: A Randomized Clinical Trial of an Automated mHealth Intervention for Physical Activity Promotion

mActive: A Randomized Clinical Trial of an Automated mHealth Intervention for Physical Activity Promotion

Initiatives -
A randomized, clinical trial (“mActive”) testing the hypothesis that a fully automated, fully mobile, and physician‐designed mHealth intervention using new technologies to provide individual encouragement and foster feedback loops increases physical activity was condact. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2014
Funding
This trial was funded, in part, by an unrestricted grant to Blaha from the PJ Schafer Cardiovascular Research Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Martin was supported by a National Institutes of Health training grant (T32HL07024) for which Coresh served as the PI. Martin received additional support from the Pollin Cardiovascular Prevention Fellowship and the Marie‐Josée and Henry R Kravis Endowed Fellowship. Furthermore, Martin received a modest monetary award in conjunction with the Howard C. Silverman prize for originality and creativity in medical research, which was awarded by the Johns Hopkins Division of Cardiology based on the preliminary design of the mActive trial. He also received a modest monetary award from the American Heart Association's Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health with the Steven N. Blair Award for Excellence in Physical Activity Research. Long‐term follow‐up of mActive trial participants is being supported by the Aetna Foundation. Blumenthal was supported by the Kenneth Jay Pollin Professorship in Cardiology.

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Martin SS, Feldman DI, Blumenthal RS, et al. mActive: A Randomized Clinical Trial of an Automated mHealth Intervention for Physical Activity Promotion. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015;4(11):e002239. Published 2015 Nov 9. doi:10.1161/JAHA.115.002239

PUBMED 26553211

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
48
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Patients of the CVD Prevention Center in Baltimore.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Maximum age
69
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Territory
Baltimore, Maryland
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
Other criteria
Exclusion Criteria: Already using an activity tracker Preferred form of activity is not measured by an activity tracker(swimming, yoga, ice skating, stair master, or activities on wheels such as bicycling or rollerblading) Prohibited from normal activity due to wheelchair bound status, bed bound status, reliance on a cane/walker, activity-limiting pulmonary disease, activity-limiting angina, activity-limiting osteoarthritis, or other condition. 3 days or more of moderate or vigorous activity during leisure time for 30 minutes of more per day by International Physical Activity Questionnaire

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Clinical patients

Number of participants

Number of participants
48
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Fully automated mobile health (mHealth) intervention with tracking and texting components would increase physical activity
Start Date
2014-01
End Date
2014-06
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone