Exercise is Medicine for Patients With CKD

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03311763


The investigators plan to integrate and tailor the existing Exercise is Medicine framework, an evidence-based multi-level intervention program developed by the American Society of Sports Medicine, for the care of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease. In this pilot randomized control trial, investigators will compare the effects and feasibility of two intervention arms designed to start and maintain physical activity in this high-risk population (Group 1: physical activity assessment, brief counseling session + physical activity wearable versus Group 2: Group 1 intervention components + referral to a free, community-based, EIM practitioner led group exercise program).

Official Title

A Multi-center Exercise Intervention for Persons Transitioning to Dialysis Using the "Exercise is Medicine" Framework

Stanford Investigator(s)

Shuchi Anand
Shuchi Anand

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - - eGFR < 30 ml/min/1.73m2

   - Age ≥30 and ≤80 years

   - Noncompliance with physical activity guidelines

   - Not in precontemplation stage

   - Non-wheelchair bound

   - Able to provide informed consent in English or Spanish

   - Anticipated to be living in the area over the next 36 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

   - - Inability to provide consent in English

   - Diagnosed mental health disorder

   - Alcohol or drug abuse

   - No fixed address or contact details

   - Unstable angina or unstable arrhythmias

   - Lack of access to internet

   - Any concern not otherwise stated by patient's nephrologist


behavioral: EIM Fitness Practitioners

behavioral: Counseling and wearable device

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305