Citizen Science to Promote Sustained Physical Activity in Low-Income Communities

Trial ID or NCT#

NCT03041415

Status

not recruiting iconNOT RECRUITING

Purpose

While low-income midlife and older adults are disproportionately affected by chronic diseases that can be alleviated by regular physical activity, few physical activity programs have been developed specifically with their needs in mind. Those programs that are available typically do not address the recognized local environmental factors that can impact physical activity. This research aims to evaluate the added effects on two-year physical activity levels of a novel citizen science neighborhood engagement program (called Our Voice) when combined with an evidence-based, individually-focused physical activity program (Active Living Every Day), relative to the individually-focused program alone. The programs will be delivered in affordable housing settings, and represent a potentially scalable means for promoting physical activity across broader income groups in the US.

Official Title

Citizen Science to Promote Sustained Physical Activity in Low-Income Communities

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 40 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: ALL
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. * Lives in or around a designated housing site;* Is insufficiently physically active based on National guidelines;* Can engage in moderate forms of PA such as walking;* No plans to move from the area over the 2-year period;* Willing to engage in study assessments.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. * Only one eligible member of a household will be enrolled;* Medical conditions which contraindicate participation in regular, unsupervised moderate-intensity physical activity.

Investigator(s)

Abby C. King

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Contact

Abby C King, PhD
650-723-2880