People who have a parent who has been diagnosed with diabetes have an increased risk of developing diabetes themselves, a risk that is increased by physical inactivity and obesity. ProActive was a randomised controlled trial of a theoretically-based facilitated behaviour change intervention to increase physical activity in sedentary people with a family history of Type 2 diabetes.
A total of 365 individuals were allocated at random to a brief advice group or to the intervention group which was delivered at two levels, by phone and face to face, over one year. Measures included objectively measured physical activity by combined heart rate and movement sensing, fitness, anthropometry, fasted blood samples, self-reported physical activity, determinants of physical activity, functional status and costs. 88% of eligible participants completed follow up assessment at 1 year, and 77.5% completed follow up assessment at 5 years.
Unit led. Conducted in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Primary Care Unit.
Baseline funded by an MRC trial grant, follow up funded by MRC core and the NIHR School of Primary Care Research. On-going preservation and use funded by MRC core.
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