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NCT number NCT03490747
Study type Interventional
Source Liverpool John Moores University
Contact Paula M Watson, PhD
Phone 0151 231 4182
Email p.m.watson@ljmu.ac.uk
Status Recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date March 12, 2018
Completion date January 2019

Clinical Trial Summary

The study will evaluate the effectiveness of a co-developed exercise referral scheme. Participants will be recruited to one of three groups 1. Co-developed exercise referral scheme, 2. Usual care exercise referral scheme, 3. No treatment control (no intervention). The study will measure effectiveness by observing change in cardiorespiratory fitness at 6 months follow-up. Intervention cost-effectiveness will also be evaluated.


Clinical Trial Description

Evidence of effectiveness for UK exercise referral is unclear. This representation has been deemed an unfair assessment of its potential to impact public health. This is due to systematic review evidence that reports evaluations of exercise referral interventions that are not evidence-based or underpinned by behaviour change theory.

This evaluation is the third phase of a project that aims to co-develop (Phase 1), pilot (phase 2) and evaluate (phase 3) an evidence-based exercise referral scheme. This approach is underpinned by the Medical Research Council guidance for complex interventions.

Through co-development work with a multidisciplinary group of researchers and local stakeholders and subsequent pilot work, it is hypothesised that the co-developed, evidence-based intervention will have improved chances of implementation success, and therefore, clinical effectiveness.


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