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Exercise clinical trials at UCSD
3 in progress, 2 open to eligible people

  • Independent Walking for Brain Health

    open to eligible people ages 65-80

    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.

    La Jolla, California

  • Physical Activity Intervention for Young Cancer Survivors

    open to eligible females ages 18-55

    The proposed mixed methods pilot study will enroll 20 young breast cancer survivors into a 12-week technology-based, remotely-delivered, peer-moderated physical activity program to examine the effects of the intervention on objectively measured physical activity and multiple aspects of quality of life; and conduct qualitative analyses to refine the intervention for a future randomized controlled trial.

    La Jolla, California

  • 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.

    La Jolla, California