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

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03041415


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

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - 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:

   - Only one eligible member of a household will be enrolled;

   - Medical conditions which contraindicate participation in regular, unsupervised
   moderate-intensity physical activity.


behavioral: ALED Alone Physical Activity Program

behavioral: ALED + Our Voice PA Program

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Abby C King, PhD