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Physical Activity clinical trials at UC Health
8 in progress, 6 open to new patients

  • 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

  • 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.

    at UC Irvine

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

    open to eligible females ages 18 years and up

    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

  • Independent Walking for Brain Health

    open to eligible people ages 65-85

    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

  • WALK Study: Women's Active Living for Koreans Study

    open to eligible females ages 40-69

    The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a health concern among Asians. Growing evidence indicates that Korean Americans had higher MetS prevalence compared to non-Hispanic Whites, but a culturally and linguistically appropriate lifestyle intervention has not been developed for Korean American middle-aged and older women. Thus, the investigators propose to develop a 4-week lifestyle intervention (Women's Active Living for Koreans (WALK) Study) to increase physical activity (PA) and reduce sedentary behavior for Korean American women.

    at UCSF

  • Diabetes and Depression Text Messaging Intervention

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    The first goal of the randomized trial will be to study the influence of personalized text messaging on both glycemic control and depressive symptoms. The primary outcomes for this aim will be improvements in physical activity. The secondary outcomes include diabetes and depressive symptoms at the 6-month follow-up, as well as mood and quality of life. The secondary goal of the trial is to evaluate the influence of nurse phone outreach on glycemic control and depressive symptoms for participants who are non-responsive to the text messaging approaches used in this study. In particular, a sequential multiple assignment randomized trial (SMART) design will use responsiveness data from participants during the course of the study to implement a second randomization step for nurse phone outreach.We will examine the same primary outcome and secondary health behavior outcomes among this sub-group.

    at UCSF

  • 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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