Summary

for people ages 60 years and up (full criteria)
at UC Irvine
study started
estimated completion
Lorraine Evangelista, PhD(uci)

Description

Summary

This study, "Fitness Intensive Therapy (Get FIT) to Promote Healthy Living in Older Adults", will test a mobile-health based intervention which includes use of a Fitbit activity tracker for 3 months, a smartphone application that tracks daily food intake, and one 45 minute counseling session to create personal goals and provide patient education by a health coach; versus Get FIT+ (the same items) plus personalized text messages focusing on participant's activity and nutrition progress as monitored in the app, from the health coach for 3 months. The investigators will measure the impact on participant's diet, physical activity, clinical outcomes, psychosocial well-being, and engagement.

Official Title

Fitness Intensive Therapy (Get FIT) to Promote Healthy Living in Older Adults

Details

This study, "Fitness Intensive Therapy (Get FIT) to Promote Healthy Living in Older Adults", will test 2 behavioral interventions in community-dwelling older adults (age ≥ 60 years) at intermediate and high risk of cardiovascular disease.

  1. Get FIT: use of a Fitbit activity tracker, smartphone application to track daily food intake, one 45 minute counseling session to create personal goals and provide patient education by a health coach; vs.
  2. Get FIT+: use of a Fitbit activity tracker, smartphone application to track daily food intake, one 45 minute counseling session to create personal goals and provide patient education by a health coach, and personalized push-only text messages from the health coach based on participant's progress as monitored electronically in the application.

Each intervention lasts 3 months, with outcomes measured at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months.

Keywords

Cardiovascular Diseases Cardiovascular Risk Factor Get FIT Get FIT+

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 60 years and up

  • aged 60 or greater
  • at intermediate (10-20%) or high risk (>20%) of developing cardiovascular disease (as measured by Framingham Risk Assessment Tool)
  • poor eating behaviors (as measured by Block Fruit/Vegetable/Fiber Screener)
  • reduced physical activity (as measured by Block Adult Physical Activity Screener)

You CAN'T join if...

  • cognitive impairment (as measured by Mini-Cog) that impairs ability to understand consent process, surveys, or use of mobile health devices
  • chronic drug use
  • end stage renal, liver, or pulmonary disease
  • current active cancer (i.e., undergoing active treatment for cancer)
  • gastrointestinal disease which requires a special diet (e.g. Crohn's, celiac, etc).

Locations

  • University of California, Irvine Federally Qualified Health Clinic accepting new patients
    Anaheim California 92801 United States
  • The Regents of the University of California, Irvine - Institute for Clinical & Translational Science (ICTS) accepting new patients
    Irvine California 92697-3959 United States
  • University of California, Irvine Medical Clinic (Gottschalk) accepting new patients
    Irvine California 92697 United States
  • The University of California, Irvine Medical Center accepting new patients
    Orange California 92697-3298 United States
  • University of California, Irvine Federally Qualified Health Clinic accepting new patients
    Santa Ana California 92701 United States

Lead Scientist

  • Lorraine Evangelista, PhD (uci)
    Professor, Sue and Bill Gross School Of Nursing. Authored (or co-authored) 109 research publications

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Irvine
Links
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Chronic Care Making the Case for On-Going care publication avail through Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
My Fitness Pal
ID
NCT03720327
Study Type
Interventional
Last Updated