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21 results for "Clinical trials"

Observational Study of a Wearable Sensor and Smartphone Application Supporting Unsupervised Exercises to Assess Pain and Stiffness

  • Published on Sept. 2018

Background: Evaluation of pain and stiffness in patients with arthritis is largely based on participants retrospectively reporting their self-perceived pain/stiffness. This is subjective and may not accurately reflect the true impact of therapeutic interventions. We now have access to sensor-based systems to continuously capture objective information regarding movement and ...


Exercise Training With and Without Ranolazine in Chronic Stable Angina Patients

  • Published on Nov. 14, 2017

Introduction: An estimated seven million American adults live with coronary artery disease and chronic angina. Many continue to experience angina despite revascularization and antianginal medications. Ranolazine reduces angina frequency and increases exercise capacity. We hypothesized that exercise plus ranolazine would allow patients to train at greater intensities, leading to improvements ...



A randomised controlled trial of multiple periods of outdoor free-play to increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among 3 to 6 year old children attending childcare: study protocol

  • Published on Sep 2, 2016

Background: The implementation of physical activity interventions in centre-based childcare services has been recommended to improve child health. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of scheduling multiple periods of outdoor free play in increasing the time children spend in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during childcare. Methods: The study will ...


Measuring free-living physical activity in COPD patients: Deriving methodology standards for clinical trials through a review of research studies

  • Added on July 12, 2016

Abstract: This article presents a review of the research literature to identify the methodology used and outcome measures derived in the use of accelerometers to measure free-living activity in patients with COPD. Using this and existing empirical validity evidence we further identify standards for use, and recommended clinical outcome measures ...


Effect of Structured Physical Activity on Prevention of Major Mobility Disability in Older Adults The LIFE Study Randomized Clinical Trial

  • Published on June 18, 2014

Importance: In older adults reduced mobility is common and is an independent risk factor for morbidity, hospitalization, disability, and mortality. Limited evidence suggests that physical activity may help prevent mobility disability; however, there are no definitive clinical trials examining whether physical activity prevents or delays mobility disability. Objective: To test ...


Interventions for physical activity promotion applied to the primary healthcare settings for people living in regions of low socioeconomic level: study protocol for a non-randomized controlled trial

  • Published on March 13, 2014

Background: Regular physical activity practice has been widely recommended for promoting health, but the physical activity levels remain low in the population. Therefore, the study of interventions to promote physical activity is essential. Objective: To present the methodology of two physical activity interventions from the “Ambiente Ativo” (“Active Environment”) project. ...


Sedentary behaviour and physical activity in bronchiectasis: a cross-sectional study

  • Published on May 13, 2015

Background The impact of bronchiectasis on sedentary behaviour and physical activity is unknown. It is important to explore this to identify the need for physical activity interventions and how to tailor interventions to this patient population. We aimed to explore the patterns and correlates of sedentary behaviour and physical activity ...


Efficacy of a referral and physical activity program for survivors of prostate cancer [ENGAGE]: Rationale and design for a cluster randomised controlled trial

  • Published on June 13, 2011

Background: Despite evidence that physical activity improves the health and well-being of prostate cancer survivors, many men do not engage in sufficient levels of activity. The primary aim of this study (ENGAGE) is to determine the efficacy of a referral and physical activity program among survivors of prostate cancer, in ...


Intervention to Promote Weight Loss in Latinas At-risk for Diabetes

  • Added on June 18, 2014

Detailed Description This lifestyle intervention condition will be compared to a usual care (UC) condition. The aim of this study is to 1) develop a protocol-based, promotora-led lifestyle intervention (PLI) to promote weight loss in at-risk Latinas, and assess its feasibility, and 2) compare changes in weight and cardiometabolic markers—hemoglobin A1...