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

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dc.contributor.author Leskinen, Tuija
dc.contributor.author Suorsa, Kristin
dc.contributor.author Tuominen, Miika
dc.contributor.author Pulakka, Anna
dc.contributor.author Pentti, Jaana
dc.contributor.author Löyttyniemi, Eliisa
dc.contributor.author Heinonen, Ilkka
dc.contributor.author Vahtera, Jussi
dc.contributor.author Stenholm, Sari
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-21T07:45:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-21T07:45:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-08
dc.identifier.citation 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
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334476
dc.description.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. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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dc.subject PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
dc.subject RCT
dc.subject WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject RETIREMENT
dc.subject OLDER ADULTS
dc.subject EHEALTH INTERVENTIONS
dc.subject SEDENTARY BEHAVIORS
dc.subject OLDER-ADULTS
dc.subject TRANSITION
dc.subject 315 Sport and fitness sciences
dc.title The Effect of Consumer-based Activity Tracker Intervention on Physical Activity among Recent Retirees-An RCT Study en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Public Health
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002627
dc.relation.issn 0195-9131
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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