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Innovative Physical Activity Interventions for Overweight Latinos

This research aims to investigate the effectiveness of an automated Simple Message Service (SMS, also known as text messaging) advisor system relative to a proven human advisor program to promote regular, sustained physical activity among inactive, overweight Latinos. The SMS Advisor program represents a potentially lower-cost and high yield alternative to person-delivered health promotion programs that could be more rapidly disseminated with greater and faster uptake.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Stanford Investigator(s):

Intervention(s):

  • Behavioral: Telephone Support
  • Behavioral: SMS Support

Phase:

N/A

Eligibility


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Self-identified Latino ethnicity;

   - Body Mass Index between 25 and 40;

   - Aged greater than or equal to 35 years

   - Physically inactive (i.e., not engaged in moderate- or greater intensity PA at least
   60 minutes/week over the past 6 months);

   - Stable on all medications over the past 3 months;

   - Regular access to a mobile phone;

   - Willing to accept random assignment, and willing to complete all assessments.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Aged less than 35 years

   - Body Mass Index greater than 40

   - Physically active (i.e., engaged in moderate- or greater intensity PA for more than 60
   minutes/week over the past 6 months);

   - Not stable on all medications over the past 3 months;

   - No regular access to a mobile phone;

   - Not willing to accept random assignment and/or willing to complete all assessments.

   - Medical contraindications to regular unsupervised PA, including uncontrolled metabolic
   disorders;

   - Unable to understand English or Spanish sufficiently to provide informed consent

Ages Eligible for Study

35 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 L Sheats, PhD
650-723-7421
Recruiting