for people ages 18-70 (full criteria)
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estimated completion
Britta Larsen, PhD(ucsd)



The goal of this proposal is to test the efficacy of a primary care-delivered, print-based physical activity intervention for Latinas with type II diabetes. The investigators will test the efficacy of this intervention by randomizing 80 Latinas with type II diabetes recruited through UCSD Health System primary care to either the adapted web-based physical activity intervention or standard of care, and assessing physical activity gains at six and 12 months. The ultimate goal is to develop a print-based physical activity intervention for diabetic Latinas that could be widely disseminated through primary care.

Official Title

Camino a La Salud: Adapting and Testing a Primary Care-Delivered Physical Activity Intervention for Latinas With Type II Diabetes


Studies show that adoption of regular physical activity (PA) can greatly enhance diabetes management and prevention. Individuals who adopt a PA routine show significant improvements in clinical markers of diabetes, including HbA1c, glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity, weight and waist circumference, and significant reductions in medication use, and also show reductions in cardiovascular risk factors and other related co-morbidities. Incorporation of cost-effective PA interventions into primary care for diabetes treatment could therefore enhance overall health and quality of life and significantly reduce healthcare costs. The primary aim of this study is to conduct a small randomized trial (N=80) to test the efficacy of an individually tailored culturally adapted print-based physical activity intervention integrated into primary care to increase weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in Latinas with type II diabetes, compared to those receiving standard of care.


Diabetes Sedentary Lifestyle Tailored Physical Activity Intervention


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-70

  • Have received a physician's diagnosis of type II diabetes and are currently being seen by a primary care physician
  • Currently inactive, defined as participating in at least moderate intensity physical activity for less than 60 minutes per week

You CAN'T join if...

  • Medical condition that may make exercise unsafe, including congestive heart failure, severe musculoskeletal problems or pulmonary conditions, or other conditions determined by the referring physician to preclude unsupervised exercise
  • Unable to receive mailed materials (do not have a mailing address)
  • Unable to engage in physical activity for at least 30 minutes
  • Have a current or planned pregnancy
  • Planning to move from the area within the next year


  • University of California, San Diego
    La Jolla California 92093-0628 United States

Lead Scientist

  • Britta Larsen, PhD (ucsd)
    Britta Larsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UCSD. She received a PhD in Experimental Psychology from UCSD with a focus in social and health psychology, then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Behavioral Medicine in the UCSD School of Medicine.


currently not accepting new patients, but might later
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