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Exercise clinical trials at UC Health
10 in progress, 7 open to eligible people

  • Activity Trackers for Improving BP

    open to eligible people ages 12-30

    The study aims to determine if use of physical activity trackers coupled with provider feedback will increase awareness of young adults of their physical fitness and improve blood pressure levels. The goal of this pilot study is feasibility, with a secondary goal of examining potential effect sizes for planning purposes for a larger randomized controlled trial.

    at UCSF

  • Developing Dynamic Theories for Behavior Change

    open to eligible people ages 18-65

    The aim of this research is to evaluate the efficacy of contextually tailored activity suggestions and activity planning for increasing physical activity among sedentary adults.

    at UCSD

  • Ethnic Influences on Stress, Energy Balance and Obesity in Adolescents

    open to eligible females ages 13-17

    The study will examine the mechanisms linking race, stress and biobehavioral factors to energy balance and obesity in both natural and controlled environments in African-American and Caucasian adolescent females. A Hispanic/Latina cohort has recently been added with permission for the sponsor.

    at UC Irvine

  • Independent Walking for Brain Health

    open to eligible people ages 65-80

    Physical activity interventions with older adults can improve brain health; however most interventions have been performed in gym-like settings that reach a small sector of the senior population. Since not everyone can access a gym, it is important to study whether brisk walking in real world environments can also help brain health. This study will use mobile health devices to help older adults independently walk for brain health, thus representing a critical step towards the dissemination of physical activity intervention programs aimed at preserving cognitive function in aging.

    at UCSD

  • Koa Family: California's Obesity Prevention Project

    “This study hopes to learn if a new whole health program improves the health of low-income mothers.”

    open to eligible females ages 18-47

    The purpose of this study is to learn if a new whole-person lifestyle program improves the health of low-income mothers.

    at UC Davis

  • Physical Activity Intervention for Young Cancer Survivors

    open to eligible females ages 18-55

    The proposed mixed methods pilot study will enroll 20 young breast cancer survivors into a 12-week technology-based, remotely-delivered, peer-moderated physical activity program to examine the effects of the intervention on objectively measured physical activity and multiple aspects of quality of life; and conduct qualitative analyses to refine the intervention for a future randomized controlled trial.

    at UCSD

  • SMARTfit Training for Parkinson's Disease

    open to eligible people ages 50-85

    This pilot study aims to investigate the effects of 8-week SMARTfit training versus conventional physical training on motor function, cognition and brain functional connectivity in individuals with PD. The investigators hypothesize that clinical and physical performance will improve after SMARTfit training more than after conventional physical training.

    at UC Irvine

  • Diabetes and Depression Text Messaging Intervention

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The main aim of the "Diabetes and Mental Health Adaptive Notification Tracking and Evaluation" trial (DIAMANTE) is to test a smartphone intervention that generates adaptive messaging, learning from daily patient data to personalize the timing and type of text-messages. We will compare the adaptive content to 1. a static messaging intervention with health management and educational messages and 2. a control condition that receives a weekly mood message. The primary outcomes for this aim will be improvements in physical activity at 6-month follow-up defined by daily step counts.

    at UCSF

  • Fit for Two: Incorporating Wearable Trackers Into Clinical Care for Pregnant Women With Diabetes (FFT)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will investigate the feasibility of an intervention to increase physical activity in pregnant women with diabetes by incorporating a brief in-person counseling session and Fitbit activity trackers into routine clinical care

    at UCSD

  • Peer Empowerment Program for Physical Activity in Low Income and Minority Seniors

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Older adults are the least active population group in the US. Yet, research has shown that an increase in physical activity (PA) can have immediate and profound effects on cardiovascular health. Older adults who are active use significantly fewer health care resources, and with the increasing number of older adults in the US it is imperative to curb health care expenditure in this group. PEP4PA (Peer Empowerment Program 4 Physical Activity) is a multilevel intervention aimed at increasing physical activity levels in a population of low income and ethnically diverse older adults. It will be delivered in centers by trained older adults. Participants will work towards a daily increase of 2000 steps per day through self-paced incidental walking, peer led group walks, and attendance at existing center PA classes. They will also work on projects to increase opportunities to be physically active at their center or in the surrounding neighborhood.

    at UCSD

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