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Sedentary Lifestyle clinical trials at UCSD
4 research studies open to new patients

  • Primary Care-Based Physical Activity for Diabetic Latinas

    open to eligible people ages 18-70

    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.

    La Jolla, California

  • Sedentary Behavior Interrupted Randomized Controlled Trial (P2)

    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.

    La Jolla, California

  • Sedentary Behavior Interrupted: A Trial of Acute Effects on Biomarkers of Healthy Aging

    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.

    La Jolla, California

  • Trial to Reduce Sitting Time in Postmenopausal Latina Women at Increased Risk for Heart Disease

    open to eligible females ages 55 years and up

    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.

    San Diego, California and other locations

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