What does it involve?

What does it involve to participate in ComeBACK? 

What does it involve?

This 12 month study involves the following measurements:


• Questionnaires (about your general health) completed before study interventions and then at 3, 6 and 12 months.

• Physical activity levels measured using a StepWatch for 7 days at the start of the study, and at 6 and 12 months.

You will randomly be allocated to receive one of three interventions. As this is a research study you will not be able to choose which group you will be allocated to

Group 1 

The coaching to ComeBACK program involves:
• A single one-hour assessment of mobility and physical activities undertaken either at home or via telephone or video conference by a physiotherapist


• A tailored plan to improve physical activity


• 6 months of phone-based coaching to support the implementation of the physical activity plan

 

• Access to paper-based and online resources


• Offered technologies to use where appropriate e.g. the Fitbit or a simple pedometer to keep track of daily activity


Group 2 

The texting to ComeBACK program involves:
• A single phone session from a physiotherapist with advice to increase physical activity


• A tailored plan to improve physical activity


• 6 months of text message support


• Access to paper-based and online resources

Group 3

The texting to ComeBACK later group involves:

This group will receive no intervention for the first 6 months but continue usual activity and health service access independent of the study. After the 6 month period this group will receive the Texting to ComeBACK program as outlined above.​

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