Trial Acronym Walk with Me
Clinical Area Public Health
Description A feasibility study and pilot RCT of a peer-led walking programme to increase physical activity in inactive older adults: “Walk With Me Study”
Status Analysis and Reporting
Date Opened to Recruitment 01/12/2015
Target Recruitment 60
Recruitment to date 60
Date Closed to Recruitment 31/12/2017
No. of Sites 1
Trial Design Pilot RCT
Study Aim The aim of this study is to to bridge the evidence gap by developing and testing the feasibility of a complex peer-led, multi-component physical activity intervention, derived from a socio-ecological model of health, in socio-economically disadvantaged community dwelling older adults.

Objective 1: identify components for inclusion in a peer-led walking intervention based on a review of the literature and interviews to determine their acceptability in community dwelling older adults
Objective 2: to develop a protocol for the content and delivery of a peer-led walking programme for older adults that addresses multiple levels of the socio-ecological model
Objective 3: to pilot recruitment, training and management of a group of peer mentors, working in collaboration with community partners
Objective 4: to test the feasibility of a peer-led walking programme targeting inactive older adults in a randomised controlled pilot study, in order to inform the design of a main trial

Chief Investigator Mark Tully
Sponsors Queen’s University, Belfast
Funder NIHR
Links http://www.hra.nhs.uk/news/research-summaries/mirror-trial-version-1-0/