Training materials and participant handouts for "Multidimensional individualised physical activity (Mi-PACT): a technology-enabled randomised controlled trial to promote physical activity in primary care"

Background: Low physical activity is a major public health problem. New cost-effective approaches that stimulate meaningful long-term changes in physical activity are required, especially within primary care settings. It is becoming clear that there are various dimensions to physical activity with independent health benefits. Advances in technology mean that it is now possible to generate multidimensional physical activity ‘profiles’ that provide a more complete representation of physical activity and offer a variety of options that can be tailored to the individual. Mi-PACT is a randomised controlled trial designed to examine whether personalised multidimensional physical activity feedback and self-monitoring alongside trainer-supportive sessions increases physical activity and improves health outcomes in at-risk men and women. Methods/design: We aim to recruit 216 patients from within primary care aged 40 to 70 years and at medium or high risk of cardiovascular disease and/or type II diabetes mellitus. Adopting an unequal allocation ratio (intervention: control) of 2:1, participants will be randomised to one of two groups, usual care or the intervention. The control group will receive usual care from their general practitioner (GP) and standardised messages about physical activity for health. The intervention group will receive physical activity monitors and access to a web-based platform for a 3-month period to enable self-monitoring and the provision of personalised feedback regarding the multidimensional nature of physical activity. In addition, this technology-enabled feedback will be discussed with participants on five occasions during supportive one-to-one coaching sessions across the 3-month intervention. The primary outcome measure is physical activity, which will be directly assessed using activity monitors for a 7-day period. Secondary measures include weight loss, fat mass, and markers of metabolic control, motivation and well-being. All measures will be performed at baseline, post intervention and at 12-month follow-up. Discussion: Results from this study will provide insight into the effects of integrated physical activity profiling and self-monitoring combined with in-person support on physical activity and health outcomes in patients at risk of future chronic disease. Trial registration: Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN18008011.

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Peacock, O., 2015. Training materials and participant handouts for "Multidimensional individualised physical activity (Mi-PACT): a technology-enabled randomised controlled trial to promote physical activity in primary care". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Training materials and participant handouts for the Mi-PACT randomised controlled trial

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Oliver Peacock
University of Bath


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Personalised social marketing of multi-dimensional physical activity profiles in at risk men and women

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Publication date: 2015
by: University of Bath

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Peacock, O. J., Western, M. J., Batterham, A. M., Stathi, A., Standage, M., Tapp, A., Bennett, P., and Thompson, D., 2015. Multidimensional individualised Physical ACTivity (Mi-PACT) – a technology-enabled intervention to promote physical activity in primary care: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16(1). Available from:

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