Motivators to Physical Activity and Exercise in Individuals with Diabetes with or without Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Name of Study

 

An investigation of the perceived barriers and motivators to physical activity and exercise in individuals with Diabetes with or without Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).

 

Purpose of Study

 

NAFLD can cause a wide range of symptoms and factors including pain, fatigue, poor sleep quality and an overall reduction in health-related quality of life. Individuals with NAFLD can also be diagnosed with diabetes. Engaging in regular physical activity can alleviate these symptoms, yet research suggests people living with diabetes and NAFLD engage in less physical activity than other populations. Researchers and clinical teams from the Hepatology Department in St. James’s Hospital (Prof. Suzanne Norris) and researchers from the Discipline of Physiotherapy in Trinity College, Dublin are carrying out a research study to investigate the perceived barriers and motivators to physical activity and exercise in individuals with Diabetes, with or without Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).

The aim of the study are as follows;

• To identify perceived barriers to engaging in exercise in individuals with Diabetes with or without NAFLD.
• To identify perceived motivators to engaging in exercise in individuals with Diabetes with or without NAFLD

  • To identify perceived current exercise levels in individuals with Diabetes with or without NAFLD.

 

 

 

Type of Study (observational/exploratory etc)

Cross-sectional, questionnaire based study.

 

Are you recruiting participants for this trial?

 

Yes

 

Geographical location of study 

 

Ireland, participants will complete questionnaires and submit through postal services or email.

 

Who can take part?

Any adult aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes that has the capacity to give informed consent.

 

What will the participants be asked to do?

 

To take part, participants will be asked to complete; 1) two questionnaires relating to perceived barriers and motivators to physical activity and exercise, 2) one questionnaire relating to recent physical activity, 3) a short data collection form and 4) a consent form. Participants can express interest by emailing the dedicated study email address listed below or contacting the dedicated study phone also listed below. Following this, the investigator will send all material to interested participants which can be returned by post to the below address or to the dedicated study email listed below. Any material sent by email will be immediately printed and the email will be deleted. Participants will also have the option to have the study material printed and sent to their address with a stamped return envelope to the investigator.

All data collected for this research study will be completely anonymised and information will not be able to be identified by the researchers. For more information, the researchers can also provide an information leaflet with a more detailed description of the research study when participants express interest. It is advised that participants read this document carefully before participating as it contains additional instructions and information relating to the study.

Dedicated study email:

[email protected]

Address to return documentation:

Mr Philip O’Gorman
Discipline of Physiotherapy
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences
St. James’s Hospital
Dublin 8

Phone: 085-7419594/01-8963613

 

 

Recruitment Start Date

 

01/05/2019

 

Recruitment Finish Date

 

01/07/2019

 

Study Duration

2 Months

 

 

This study is funded by:

 

Trinity College Dublin

 

For further information contact:

 

Mr Philip O’Gorman Discipline of Physiotherapy Trinity Centre for Health Sciences St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8

 

Phone

 

085 8247248

 

Email

 

[email protected]