Advancement of Clinical Referral to Physical Activity for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention
Location: Pittsburgh PA

Dr. Bonny Rockette-Wagner
University of PIttsburgh

Online programs coordinated with routine care for patients at-risk for cardiometabolic disease may provide the needed support for increasing activity toward decreasing disease risk.

Study Description:

The goal of this study is to develop and test feasible programs for primary care patients with cardio-metabolic disease risk factors and low activity levels that will help them to increase their activity levels toward reducing their disease risk. In this study, we will be testing two alternative programs with varying levels of participant support. Participants will be randomized to one of the two study arms. This is a 4 year study. We will be working to update our program materials over the next year, with the help of our stakeholder partners. Participant recruitment, intervention, and analyzing/reporting results will occur in study years 2-4. If successful the results of this study will provide physical activity intervention options that can be coordinated with clinical care in a way that adds to the quality of care for patients, while providing feedback on participant progress to clinical care teams.

What's involved?

We are asking you to help review our intervention materials and some other study materials that would be sent to study participants. This will involve participating in 1 hour video chat meetings, which will be held monthly for up to 10 months. These meetings may be attended by other stakeholder partners, the study principle investigator, and additional members of the study team. You may also be asked to review study materials sent to you via email or postal mail prior to a meeting (material review is expected to take less than 1 hour).

Is this study a good fit for you?

We are looking for adults between the ages of 40 and 70 who are Interested in thinking about how physical activity may effect cardiovascular health. You must be able and willing to think about how this intervention might be viewed by other in your community. You will need access to a phone, tablet, or computer with internet access and video capabilities so that you can participate in monthly video chat sessions. You need to be able to receive mail through an email address or postal mailing address. You DO NOT need to purchase the zoom online video conferencing app, but you should be willing to join the zoom meetings, during which time the program will access your devices video and audio capabilities.

Funding Status

Funded: NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

Blood, Heart and Circulation




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