Virtual Advisors for Physical Activity Promotion in Underserved Communities

Trial ID or NCT#



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The primary aim of this research study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a computer-based 'virtual lay advisor' intervention relative to a proven human lay advisor/promotore intervention to promote regular walking among inactive midlife and older Latino adults. The primary analysis is a non-inferiority analysis comparing these two interventions.

Official Title

Virtual Advisors for Physical Activity Promotion in Underserved Communities

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 50 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Spanish or English-speaking primarily Latino men or women - Aged greater than or equal to 50 years - No plans to move within the next year - Inactive (have not engaged in moderate-intensity or more vigorous physical activity - > 3 days per week for at least 20 min per day) within last 6 months - Able to participate in study intervention and assessments at their local neighborhood senior center
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Any medical condition or disorder that would limit participation in moderate intensity physical activity (such as sustained walking), including life-threatening disorders, myocardial ischemia, major functional disabilities in the orthopedic area, or inability to complete baseline assessments for any reason (including psychological, cognitive); 2. Not stable on their medications, including hormone replacement therapy, for ≥ 3 months (given that changes in medications can create additional stress and burden over and above attempts to change lifestyle behaviors); 3. Inability to complete a face-to-face training session with a computer-based program


Abby C. King

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Jylana Sheats, PhD