Peer Support and Exercise Study
Purpose of study
   ​The University of Queensland’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences is conducting a research project to investigate whether peer support can assist with exercise maintenance and health, after a short-term exercise program.
?What does it involve
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    Training Phase
    Includes 4 weeks of supervised exercise training (by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist) on a specialised stationary bike (3 times per week) at The University of Queensland, St Lucia.
  2. 2
    Maintenance Phase
    You will be encouraged to continue exercise for 12 months following the initial training phase. Depending on your randomisation, you may or may not receive additional peer support.
  3. 4
    Periodic Assessments
    Assessments will be performed at 5 time points throughout the study. These will involve a variety of cardiorespiratory fitness tests, metabolic and cardiovascular health checks and body composition analyses (including bone mineral density).
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    To maintain high methodological rigour, this study is structured as a randomised controlled trial (RCT). This means that you will be randomly allocated to receive peer support or no peer support for the maintenance phase of the study.
  1. Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    12 months FREE gym access and support from a qualified research team
  2. Body Composition
    Body Composition
    Periodic body composition assessments including Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry scans
  3. Cardiovascular Health
    Cardiovascular Health
    Exercise prescription from an Accredited Exercise Physiologist
?What are the benefits of participating
  • 12 months FREE gym access 
  • 12 supervised exercise sessions
  • Individualised exercise prescription from an Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Regular assessment of fitness level, cardiovascular and metabolic health, body composition and bone density
  • Encouragement to maintain exercise long-term
  • Detailed exercise manual
?Would you like further information
  1. Participant Information Sheet
  2. Participant Consent Form
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