Tele-Coaching (Online) Community-Based Exercise for Hiv

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Tele-Coaching (Online) Community-Based Exercise - Other
All Sexes
Eligible conditions

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether an online CBE intervention can be implemented in a community setting.

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Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Tele-Coaching (Online) Community-Based Exercise will improve 1 primary outcome and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Hiv. Measurement will happen over the course of Bimonthly outcome assessment throughout the intervention phase (6 months) and follow-up monitoring phase (6 months) for a total of 13 time points..

Month 6
Month 12
Physical Activity

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Tele-Coaching (Online) Community-Based Exercise
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 45 total participants across 1 different treatment group

This trial involves a single treatment. Tele-Coaching (Online) Community-Based Exercise is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Tele-Coaching (Online) Community-Based Exercise
This study involves two phases: a six month online Community-Based Exercise Intervention (Phase 1), followed by a six month Follow-Up Monitoring Phase (Phase 2).

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: weekly outcome assessment throughout the intervention phase (6 months) and follow-up monitoring phase (6 months) for a total of 12 months (48 weeks).
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly weekly outcome assessment throughout the intervention phase (6 months) and follow-up monitoring phase (6 months) for a total of 12 months (48 weeks). for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
K. O.
Prof. Kelly O'Brien, Associate Professor
University of Toronto

Closest Location

University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Adults who live with HIV and consider themselves to be medically stable and safe to engage in exercise. show original
Having access to technology, such as a computer or tablet, Wi-Fi, and a web-cam, can be extremely helpful when studying for exams show original
I am willing to take part in a 12 month study that involves exercising three times a week. show original

Patient Q&A Section

How many people get hiv a year in the United States?

"The number of new hiv infections, per 100,000 per year, increases with age. The highest age group of men is most likely to be new hiv infections, and it is this age group that most frequently gets the disease. As a result, hiv can be seen as an age-related sexually transmitted disease, with the greatest number of cases occurring among males in their 50s and 60s. The number of new infections per year also varies based on location." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can hiv be cured?

"The ability to cure HIV depends on the immune system's ability to control infection. There is currently no way to prevent or remove HIV from the body. While there are currently no treatments available to cure HIV, drugs can help delay the arrival of AIDS and treat HIV-related illnesses. HIV remains the world's deadliest sexually transmitted disease, as it is highly contagious." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for hiv?

"HIV can be effectively treated using HAART with protease inhibitors, such as saquinavir. In the past, other drugs have been used such as the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors or nelfinavir. Other common treatments include the integrase inhibitors and nevirapine as well as the protease inhibitors indinavir or ritonavir. Other treatment options include cephalosporins for MRSA infections and the cetuximab as a monotherapy in lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis, among others." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes hiv?

"HIV does not have an identifiable cause.\n\n- Epidemiology of cancer"

"Mannose 1-phosphate\n\nMannose 1-phosphate is a monosaccharide. As such, it is a sugar having a "1-primulose-type" structure, in which an α-D-mannose atom is an anomeric center.\n\nIt is also known as mannose 1-phosphate or as mannose phosphate\n\nThe molecule is the phosphorylated (modified) derivative of mannose." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is hiv?

"Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a viral infection that causes immune system deficiency and hence inflammation in the body. Untreated HIV can eventually lead to a person dying from opportunistic infections, cancer, or heart disease. Hiv infection affects most populations but is most common in developed and underdeveloped countries. Because AIDS is a severe illness, HIV is a worldwide pandemic.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of hiv?

"The risk of developing HIV may be increased if a person has a diagnosis of schizophrenia, has a recent history of drug abuse, or has had non-specific symptoms suggestive of HIV infection in the past. When a person presenting with a recent history of drug addiction is diagnosed with HIV infection, the infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Have there been other clinical trials involving tele-coaching (online) community-based exercise?

"Findings from a recent study shows the safety and feasibility of a single telephone session of community-based exercise through tele-coaching. This intervention has the potential to be applicable in other settings, such as community exercise in public settings, for example, hospitals to prevent recidivism and rehabilitation following illness." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the average age someone gets hiv?

"The U.S. AID system gave a very large grant to researchers at the CDC. This was not reflected in the average age of an HIV diagnosis in the United States. One explanation for this anomaly may be that the researcher program was not sufficiently effective. The fact that the average age of the time of testing (during the first half of the 1980s) is older than the average age of the time of diagnosis (beginning in 1985 when testing was made available to general use) may mean that testing for infection is less frequent than actual infection." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does hiv run in families?

"Most families with H.I.V. were relatively well mixed. This suggests that genetic linkage studies must be performed in mixed-generational families (i.e., families in which an affected generation is present). A significant percentage of H.I.V. risk and protective factors was shared. However, the magnitude of this shared risk factor value was rather low and the contribution of both genetic and environmental factors to H.I.V. risk can hardly be overstated. Also, if the high rate of co-inherited alleles of minor effect are to be taken as a result of gene-gene or gene-environment interaction, the H.I.V." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Has tele-coaching (online) community-based exercise proven to be more effective than a placebo?

"The majority of the participants who were exercise naive were able to complete one or more of the three exercises (ie walking, resistance training, or a combination) in a total of 516 sessions. The telecoaching intervention was more effective than the control. The number of sessions needed to reach target time points is lower in the telecoaching intervention group than in the control group." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the common side effects of tele-coaching (online) community-based exercise?

"Results from a recent clinical trial has established that the most commonly registered side effects are headache, increased heart rate, and mild chest pains. Further, our preliminary assessment of the impact of a tele-coach community-based exercise program may provide the foundation for further investigation in this area." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does tele-coaching (online) community-based exercise improve quality of life for those with hiv?

"Tele-coaching improved physical HRQoL and well-being, but had little impact on psychological factors for PLWHA in this sample. Data from a recent study are interpreted in the context of our feasibility study and the general barriers to and benefits of a web-based exercise programme for PLWHA: these findings point to the importance of considering the use of a web-based intervention. Tele-coaching could offer a low-cost alternative to in-person exercise programmes." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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