Sedentary Lifestyle clinical trials at UC Health
5 in progress, 4 open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 65-84
The purpose of this study is to develop, test, and optimize a physical activity (PA)-tracking smartphone app and specialty features, which are designed to facilitate older adults' PA by targeting common barriers in this population. For example, one feature sends messages throughout the day about the good things about growing older to combat negative views about aging which has been linked to decreased PA. Participants will include older adult smartphone users who are between the ages of 65 and 84 and are not very physically active. In phase one of the study, three groups of five older adults will be formed to test the PA-tracking app and one of three specialty features for a two-week period, followed by a focus group to learn about the older adults' experiences. In phase two, approximately 100 participants will be randomly assigned to one of eight groups that include various combinations of specialty features with the PA tracker, for the purpose of pilot testing the app for a four-month period. Testing will occur at the beginning and the end of the four-month intervention period, and will measure PA levels, sedentary activity time, self-reported PA, and functional mobility.
open to eligible people ages 18-64
Lifestyle behaviors such as sleep, diet, and physical activity, are implicated in a number of chronic conditions including hypertension, obesity, diabetes, heart failure, and obstructive sleep apnea. Research shows that despite awareness of this fact, patients at risk for lifestyle-related chronic diseases have difficulty adhering to lifestyle change recommendations made by their physicians, and face challenges when attempting to modify unhealthy behaviors. New technologies, such as wearable activity trackers and automated text messaging, are promising tools for monitoring and promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors among patients. This randomized controlled trial will evaluate the effect of a digital health program, which uses pre-medical post-baccalaureate or undergraduate health coaches, wearable activity trackers (Fitbit Charge 2), and mobile messaging, compared to wearable activity trackers (Fitbit Charge 2) alone in promoting lifestyle change among overweight and sedentary 18-64 year old patients recruited from UCLA Health primary care clinics.
open to eligible females ages 55 years and up
Epidemiological findings indicate that older adults do not meet physical activity (PA) guidelines & spend up to 11 hrs/day sitting. Given the high prevalence of sedentary behavior (SB), the higher chronic disease risk in this population, & the age-associated challenges of meeting traditional PA guidelines, involving longer bouts of moderate PA, the investigators hypothesize that older adult health will benefit from new strategies to interrupt sitting. This protocol "Sedentary Behavior Interrupted: A randomized trial of 3-month effects on biomarkers of healthy aging and physical functioning in the real world (Project 2)" is part of a National Institutes of Aging Program Grant called "Sedentary Time & Aging Mortality and Physical Function (STAR). The overall purpose of the STAR program to is to better understand how to interrupt sitting time and the consequences for healthy aging in postmenopausal women. This protocol (also referred to Project 2 of the STAR program) is a 3-arm randomized control trial designed to assess ways of interrupting sitting in 405 overweight, postmenopausal women.
open to eligible females ages 55 years and up
This protocol "Sedentary Behavior Interrupted: A randomized crossover trial of acute effects on biomarkers of healthy aging in the laboratory (Project 1)" is part of a National Institutes of Aging Program Grant called "Sedentary Time & Aging Mortality and Physical Function (STAR). The overall purpose of the STAR program to is to better understand how to interrupt sitting time and the consequences for healthy aging in postmenopausal women. This protocol (also referred to Project 1 of the STAR program) is a 3-condition randomized crossover clinical trial of up to 86 postmenopausal women to test whether different interruptions to prolonged sitting improve metabolism.
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
Project 2 of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) American Heart Association (AHA) Women's Health Program will assess 3-month changes in sitting time, standing time, physical activity and blood pressure in a randomized control trial (RCT). This 2-arm RCT will occur in the community with post menopausal Latina women (N=250) who spend at least 8 hrs/day sitting and have increased risk for cardiovascular disease through high BMI and other cardiometabolic risk factors. Women will be identified through the San Ysidro Health Center and assessed at the South Bay Latino Research Center.