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A randomized controlled trial of physical activity with individual goal-setting and volunteer mentors to overcome sedentary lifestyle in older adults at risk of cognitive decline: the INDIGO trial protocol

  • Kay L. Cox1Email author,
  • Elizabeth V. Cyarto2, 3, 4,
  • Christopher Etherton-Beer1, 5,
  • Kathryn A. Ellis4,
  • Helman Alfonso6,
  • Linda Clare7,
  • Danny Liew8,
  • David Ames2, 4,
  • Leon Flicker1, 5,
  • Osvaldo P. Almeida5, 9,
  • Dina LoGiudice10 and
  • Nicola T. Lautenschlager4, 5, 11
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:215

Received: 15 March 2017

Accepted: 8 September 2017

Published: 13 September 2017

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Original Submission
15 Mar 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
1 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Kay Cox
Resubmission - Version 2
1 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
8 Sep 2017 Editorially accepted
13 Sep 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12877-017-0617-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
National Ageing Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing, Centre for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health, Exeter University, Exeter, UK
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
School of Psychiatry and Neurosciences University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Australia
North Western Mental Health, Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Australia