A Psychological-behavioral Intervention to Increase Activity in Type 2 Diabetes
The focus of this study is to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and impact of a customized, combined positive psychology and motivational interviewing (PP-MI) health behavior intervention versus a diabetes education intervention in a group of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).
Study Start Date
July, 25 2017
Estimated Completion Date
- Behavioral: PP-MI health behavior intervention
- Behavioral: Diabetes education intervention
Massachusetts General Hospital -- 2017P001113
Massachusetts General Hospital
1. T2D. Eligible patients will meet American Diabetes Association (ADA) criteria for T2D
(e.g., HbA1c [A1C] ?6.5%, fasting glucose ?126 mg/d), with diagnosis confirmed by
their diabetes clinician and/or medical record review. Patients with well-controlled
T2D will be included if they have low physical activity because inactivity still puts
them at risk for complications.
2. Low physical activity. Low physical activity will be defined as ?150 minutes/week of
MVPA (corresponding to ADA recommendations for moderate or greater intensity aerobic
physical activity). Physical activity will be measured using a brief questionnaire
adapted from the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) which has been
used and validated in medical cohorts.
3. Prescribed a non-insulin glucose-lowering drug or choosing lifestyle interventions
(diet and exercise) to manage T2D.
1. Cognitive impairment precluding consent or meaningful participation.
2. Lack of phone availability.
3. Inability to read/write in English.
4. Additional medical conditions (e.g., severe arthritis) that preclude physical
5. Enrollment in mind-body programs, lifestyle intervention programs (e.g., cardiac
rehabilitation), or other clinical trials.
18 Years and older
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Study Locations and Contact Information (1)
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