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Reducing Sedentary Behavior to Improve Cognition in Older Latinos

Start: November 2, 2020
End: April 2, 2022
Enrollment: 80

What Is This Study About?

Sedentary behavior, such as sitting for long periods of time, has been shown to increase health risks and may affect cognition. This study will determine whether using a wearable Fitbit device and a smartphone app can increase activity and improve cognitive function in older Latinos. Participants will be randomly assigned to either wear a device to track and encourage activity or to receive written physical activity guidelines with tips to encourage movement. At the start of the six-week study, researchers will record video interviews to determine cognitive function and will monitor levels of inactivity for one week. Cognition and activity levels will be measured again at the end of the study.

Do I Qualify To Participate in This Study?

Minimum Age: 55 Years

Maximum Age: 89 Years

Must have:

  • No history of major head trauma
  • Owns a smartphone
  • Able to make video calls

Must NOT have:

  • Requires assistance to walk
  • Pregnancy
  • Presence of any of the following conditions or procedures:
    • Severe arthritis
    • Extreme shortness of breath, when active
    • Significant cardiovascular disease or conditions

If I Qualify, Who Do I Contact?

Contact study personnel listed either under the general study contact or the location nearest you.


Need Help?

Contact NIA’s Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center at 800-438-4380 or email ADEAR.

Where Is This Study Located?

Who Sponsors This Study?

Lead: University of Illinois at Chicago

Collaborator Sponsor

  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Source: ID: NCT04507464