Pomona, California 91768

  • Trust

Purpose:

This study is a 3-arm randomized intervention to provide exercise education through Instagram. The primary outcome is trust in the content presented.


Study summary:

Social media is an interpersonal-level technology that can provide physical activity support through social support and behavioral education. One popular social media platform is Instagram. However, there is limited data on whether participants trust the content delivered through this platform. There is also limited information on whether the social-media account holder plays a role in the acceptance of the content. The purpose of the proposed study is to determine participants perceptions of physical activity related information and social media account. The design for this study is a 3-arm randomized intervention through Instagram. Participants (n=60) will be randomized to one of three Instagram accounts (control, student, and scientist). Recruitment will be on a rolling basis for 2 months; once participants are deemed eligible, they will be enrolled for 4-weeks and will receive a weekly questionnaire to determine their perceptions. Participants will also be encouraged to participate in follow-up questionnaires at 2 and 3 months.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - 18 years and older - less than 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise per week - active Instagram account Exclusion Criteria: - physical activity is inadvisable based on the PAR-Q+


Study is Available At:


Original ID:

IRB-21-8


NCT ID:

NCT04744077


Secondary ID:


Study Acronym:

PASS


Brief Title:

Physical Activity and Social-media Support


Official Title:

Physical Activity and Social-media Support


Overall Status:

Active, not recruiting


Study Phase:

N/A


Genders:

N/A


Minimum Age:

18 Years


Maximum Age:

N/A


Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Oversight Authority:

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Reasons Why Stopped:


Study Type:

Interventional


Study Design:


Number of Arms:

3


Number of Groups:

0


Total Enrollment:

14


Enrollment Type:

Actual


Study Dates

Start Date:March 1, 2021
Completion Date:June 28, 2021
Completion Type:Anticipated
Primary Completion Date:April 23, 2021
Primary Completion Type:Actual
Verification Date:April 2021
Last Changed Date:April 26, 2021
First Received Date:January 29, 2021

Study Outcomes

Outcome Type:Secondary Outcome
Measure:Physical activity measured by the IPAQ
Time Frame:4-weeks
Safety Issues:False
Description:self-reported total physical activity MET*minutes/week
Outcome Type:Primary Outcome
Measure:Self-reported trust in Instagram content assessed with a likert scale
Time Frame:4-weeks
Safety Issues:False
Description:Participant trust in the content presented on the Instagram account using a 10-point scale where 1 is low trust and 10 is high trust

Study Interventions

Intervention Type:Behavioral
Name:Research study Instagram account
Description:Intervention arms will deliver the same exercise-related content on the same schedule on the intervention Instagram accounts. The arms will deliver 13-weeks worth of content which goes through the last possible day of the intervention. The structure was based on feedback from stakeholders in a formative focus group. All of the content delivered through the accounts is evidence-based and referenced from reputation organizations/agencies such as the American College of Sports Medicine, American He
Arm Name:Scientist
Intervention Type:Behavioral
Name:Influencer Instagram account
Description:Participants randomized to this group will follow a public Instagram account. This account was chosen because they have a strong following (over 600,000 followers) and it is a public account that anyone can follow. The content shared on this page is motivational and community driven. There is a focus of healthy living with an emphasis on exercise. Additionally, there are no paid sponsorships or radical exercise advice, which is common on other influencer pages. The Co-PIs determined that this pa
Arm Name:Control

Study Arms

Study Arm Type:Experimental
Arm Name:Scientist
Description:The PI will manage this Instagram account created for the study. The PI is a certified exercise physiologist and holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. She will disclose this information on the account. This group is the study's "gold standard" because it will provide evidence-based content delivered by an exercise scientist.
Study Arm Type:Experimental
Arm Name:Student
Description:Student Co-PI will manage this Instagram account created for the study. Although the student is a Kinesiology student and works within the health field, she will not disclose this information on the account. Instead, she will present herself as a general college student. By withholding her major and career aspirations, we hope to get unbiased feedback on what participants think about the content being presented. The content presented will be identical to study arm #3.
Study Arm Type:Sham Comparator
Arm Name:Control
Description:Participants randomized to this group will follow a public Instagram account. This account was chosen because they have a strong following (over 600,000 followers) and it is a public account that anyone can follow. The content shared on this page is motivational and community driven. There is a focus of healthy living with an emphasis on exercise. Additionally, there are no paid sponsorships or radical exercise advice, which is common on other influencer pages. The Co-PIs determined that this pa

Study Agencies

Agency Class:Other
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Sample and Retention Information

There are no available Sample and Retention Information

Study References

There are no available Study References

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: July 27, 2021

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