Virtual Advisors for Physical Activity Promotion in Underserved Communities

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT02111213


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.

Official Title

Virtual Advisors for Physical Activity Promotion in Underserved Communities

Stanford Investigator(s)


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,

   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


behavioral: Virtual Advisor

behavioral: Promotora for physical activity

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Jylana Sheats, PhD