The Effect of Consumer-based Activity Tracker Intervention on Physical Activity among Recent Retirees-An RCT Study

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Leskinen , T , Suorsa , K , Tuominen , M , Pulakka , A , Pentti , J , Löyttyniemi , E , Heinonen , I , Vahtera , J & Stenholm , S 2021 , ' The Effect of Consumer-based Activity Tracker Intervention on Physical Activity among Recent Retirees-An RCT Study ' , Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise , vol. 53 , no. 8 , pp. 1756-1765 . https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002627

Title: The Effect of Consumer-based Activity Tracker Intervention on Physical Activity among Recent Retirees-An RCT Study
Author: Leskinen, Tuija; Suorsa, Kristin; Tuominen, Miika; Pulakka, Anna; Pentti, Jaana; Löyttyniemi, Eliisa; Heinonen, Ilkka; Vahtera, Jussi; Stenholm, Sari
Contributor organization: Department of Public Health
Date: 2021-08
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
ISSN: 0195-9131
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002627
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334476
Abstract: Purpose The randomized controlled trial REACT (NCT03320746) examined the effect of a 12-month consumer-based activity tracker intervention on accelerometer-measured physical activity among recent retirees. Methods Altogether 231 recently retired Finnish adults (age, 65.2 +/- 1.1 yr, mean +/- SD; 83% women) were randomized to intervention and control groups. Intervention participants were requested to wear a commercial wrist-worn activity tracker (Polar Loop 2; Polar, Kempele, Finland) for 12 months, to try to reach the daily activity goals shown on the tracker display, and to upload their activity data to a Web-based program every week. The control group received no intervention. Accelerometer-based outcome measurements of daily total, light physical activity (LPA), and moderate to vigorous (MVPA) physical activity were conducted at baseline and at 3-, 6-, and 12-month time points. Hierarchical linear mixed models were used to examine the differences between the groups over time. All analyses were performed by intention-to-treat principle and adjusted for wake wear time. Results The use of a commercial activity tracker did not increase daily total activity, LPA, or MVPA over the 12-months period when compared with nonuser controls (group-time interaction, P = 0.39, 0.23, and 0.77, respectively). There was an increase in LPA over the first 6 months in both the intervention (26 min center dot d(-1), 95% confidence interval [CI] = 13 to 39) and the control (14 min center dot d(-1), 95% CI = 1 to 27) groups, but the difference between the groups was not significant (12 min center dot d(-1), 95% CI = -6 to 30). In both groups, LPA decreased from 6 to 12 months. Conclusion The 12-month use of a commercial activity tracker does not appear to elicit significant changes in the daily total activity among a general population sample of recent retirees, thus highlighting the need to explore other alternatives to increase physical activity in this target group.
Subject: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
RCT
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
RETIREMENT
OLDER ADULTS
EHEALTH INTERVENTIONS
SEDENTARY BEHAVIORS
OLDER-ADULTS
TRANSITION
315 Sport and fitness sciences
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