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dc.contributor.authorBailey, Daniel Paul
dc.contributor.authorKilbride, Cherry
dc.contributor.authorHarper, Jamie H.
dc.contributor.authorVictor, Christina
dc.contributor.authorBrierley, Marsha Lynn
dc.contributor.authorHewson, David
dc.contributor.authorChater, Angel M.
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dc.date.accessioned2023-01-13T09:40:34Z
dc.date.available2023-01-09T00:00:00Z
dc.date.available2023-01-13T09:40:34Z
dc.date.issued2023-01-07
dc.identifier.citationBailey DP, Kilbride C, Harper JH, Victor C, Brierley ML, Hewson DJ, Chater AM (2023) 'The Frail-LESS (LEss Sitting and Sarcopenia in Frail older adults) intervention to improve sarcopenia and maintain independent living via reductions in prolonged sitting: a randomised controlled feasibility trial protocol', Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 9 (1), pp.1-12.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2055-5784
dc.identifier.pmid36609363
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s40814-022-01225-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/625626
dc.description.abstractBackground Sarcopenia is a progressive and generalised loss of muscle mass and function with advancing age and is a major contributor to frailty. These conditions lead to functional disability, loss of independence, and lower quality of life. Sedentary behaviour is adversely associated with sarcopenia and frailty. Reducing and breaking up sitting should thus be explored as an intervention target for their management. The primary aim of this study, therefore, is to examine the feasibility, safety, and acceptability of conducting a randomised controlled trial (RCT) that evaluates a remotely delivered intervention to improve sarcopenia and independent living via reducing and breaking up sitting in frail older adults. Methods This mixed-methods randomised controlled feasibility trial will recruit 60 community-dwelling older adults aged ≥ 65 years with very mild or mild frailty. After baseline measures, participants will be randomised to receive the Frail-LESS (LEss Sitting and Sarcopenia in Frail older adults) intervention or serve as controls (usual care) for 6 months. Frail-LESS is a remotely delivered intervention comprising of tailored feedback on sitting, information on the health risks of excess sitting, supported goal setting and action planning, a wearable device that tracks inactive time and provides alerts to move, health coaching, and peer support. Feasibility will be assessed in terms of recruitment, retention, and data completion rates. A process evaluation will assess intervention acceptability, safety, and fidelity of the trial. The following measures will be taken at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months: sitting, standing, and stepping using a thigh-worn activPAL4 device, sarcopenia (via hand grip strength, muscle mass, and physical function), mood, wellbeing, and quality of life. Discussion This study will determine the feasibility, safety, and acceptability of evaluating a remote intervention to reduce and break up sitting to support improvements in sarcopenia and independent living in frail older adults. A future definitive RCT to determine intervention effectiveness will be informed by the study findings.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAbbeyfield Research Foundationen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBiomed Centralen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://pilotfeasibilitystudies.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40814-022-01225-7en_US
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dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectfrailtyen_US
dc.subjectsarcopeniaen_US
dc.subjectsedentary behaviouren_US
dc.subjectSubject Categories::B741 Geriatric Nursingen_US
dc.titleThe Frail-LESS (LEss Sitting and Sarcopenia in Frail older adults) intervention to improve sarcopenia and maintain independent living via reductions in prolonged sitting: a randomised controlled feasibility trial protocolen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalPilot and Feasibility Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC9823257
dc.date.updated2023-01-13T09:35:33Z
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