Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
25/04/2003
Date assigned
25/04/2003
Last edited
27/08/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Anthony Isaacs

ORCID ID

Contact details

Formerly of Middlesex University
16 Middleton Road
London
NW11 7NS
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8201 4821
anthonyisaacs@btconnect.com

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

HTA 95/33/01

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

EXERT

Study hypothesis

To compare:
1. Biological status, cardiovascular risk factors, health outcomes and quality of life before and after 10 weeks exercise programme or alternative and at 6 monthly intervals up to 1 year
2. Continuation of exercise after prescribed programme
3. Economic evaluation of different interventions

Please note that, as of 16 January 2008, the end date of this trial has been updated from 31 March 2001 to 31 October 2002.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

GP practices

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Not applicable

Intervention

Random assignment of patients prescribed exercise by GP to one of three arms (500 subjects per arm):
1. Exercise scheme in local leisure centre
2. Home based walking programme
3. Simple advice

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Biological status, cardiovascular risk factors, health outcomes and quality of life
2. Continuation of exercise after prescribed programme
3. Economic evaluation of different interventions

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/04/1998

Overall trial end date

31/10/2002

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients prescribed exercise by GP

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

1,500

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/04/1998

Recruitment end date

31/10/2002

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Formerly of Middlesex University
London
NW11 7NS
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7UE
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1132 545 843
Sheila.Greener@doh.gsi.gov.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme - HTA (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2007 HTA monograph in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=17313906

Publication citations

  1. HTA monograph

    Isaacs AJ, Critchley JA, Tai SS, Buckingham K, Westley D, Harridge SD, Smith C, Gottlieb JM, Exercise Evaluation Randomised Trial (EXERT): a randomised trial comparing GP referral for leisure centre-based exercise, community-based walking and advice only., Health Technol Assess, 2007, 11, 10, 1-165, iii-iv.

Additional files

Editorial Notes