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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 accepting patients for this trial.
Collaborator: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
- Behavioral: Telephone Support
- Behavioral: SMS Support
- 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.
- 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
- Unable to understand English or Spanish sufficiently to provide informed consent
Ages Eligible for Study
35 Years - N/A
Genders Eligible for Study