We hope the findings of this project lead to the development of an online resource to improve physical and mental health and prevent disability in middle aged women.
Participants will be randomly allocated to one of two groups. Group one will receive access to the Active Women over 50 website plus a single follow-up health coaching phone call and up to 24 SMS or 8 email contacts over 3 months to provide support and guidance on increasing activity. Group two will be placed on a waitlist and receive access to the Active Women over 50 online information and support program after the 3 month follow-up.
Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Anne Tiedemann (IMH)
Associate Investigators: Professor Cathie Sherrington (IMH); Professor Colleen Canning (University of Sydney), Dr Leanne Hassett (IMH), Dr Bethan Richards (IMH), Professor Roberta Shepherd (University of Sydney), Dr Josephine Chau (Macquarie University), Professor Marian Baird (University of Sydney), Dr Fiona Martin (University of Sydney), Professor Lisa Harvey (University of Sydney), Associate Professor Philayrath Phongsavan (University of Sydney), Dr Anne Grunseit (University of Sydney), Dr Dominika Kwasnicka (Curtin University) and Ms Geraldine Wallbank (IMH).
This project is now recruiting participants . Further information on recruitment can be found on our website.
For more information about this project, please contact Ms Geraldine Wallbank.
This project has received ethics approval from the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee and is being funded through a Charles Perkins Centre Active Ageing node seed funding grant.