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Virtual Advisors for Physical Activity Promotion in Underserved Communities

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.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Stanford Investigator(s):

Intervention(s):

  • Behavioral: Virtual Advisor
  • Behavioral: Promotora for physical activity

Phase:

N/A

Eligibility


Inclusion Criteria:

   - 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. 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

Ages Eligible for Study

50 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study

All

Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Jylana Sheats, PhD
650-498-7421
Recruiting