CLINICAL TRIAL

HeartSteps for Physical Activities

Waitlist Available · 18+ · All Sexes · Los Angeles, CA

This study is evaluating whether a new method of encouraging physical activity will be effective.

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About the trial for Physical Activities

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. HeartSteps is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
HeartSteps
BEHAVIORAL
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 6 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
They are capable of making a decision that is knowledgeable and informed. show original
Most individuals use a smartphone on a daily basis. show original
People are happy to take part in studies, using a mobile phone, answering questions on the phone, and tracking their activity with a Fitbit tracker. show original
Individuals are able to participate in mild or moderate physical activity
Body Mass Index (BMI, weight in kilograms (kg) divided by height in meters squared) between 25--45
The individual can walk for one mile without experiencing significant pain. show original
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: 30 minutes
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 30 minutes
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: 30 minutes.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether HeartSteps will improve 2 primary outcomes and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Physical Activities. Measurement will happen over the course of 24 hours.

Moderate or Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA)
24 HOURS
Number of minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity
24 HOURS
Daily step count
24 HOURS
Daily step count on the day of treatment. Assessed using the Fitbit Versa activity tracker.
24 HOURS
30 minute step count
30 MINUTES
step count within the 30-minute window after each available decision point when activity suggestions are randomized. Assessed using the Fitbit Versa Activity tracker.
30 MINUTES

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
D. S.
Prof. Donna Spruijt-Metz, Research Professor
University of Southern California

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What causes physical activities?

Physical activity should be encouraged as it is a key component of the treatment of people with ADHD. The underlying reasons why people do the kind of physical activity that they do would need some attention, as well as some research.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are common treatments for physical activities?

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines physical activities as activities at varying levels of intensity for a specified length of time. The guidelines recommend that at least half an hour be spent in vigorous intensity-specific activities, three hours in moderate intensity-specific activities, and at least two hours in activities of light-intensity specific activities.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the signs of physical activities?

Increased appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting are common manifestations of physical activity and should be considered in persons with low body weights and muscularity. Hyperthermia and increased pulse rate are features of physical activity that may be noticed by caregivers and athletic trainers.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is physical activities?

Physical activities vary considerably in terms of definition, methods of measurement, and outcomes being considered and therefore are difficult to compare. There are also differing views as to the role of physical activity as a means of improving health and a positive mental state. In this article, the impact of physical activity on health is explored using the WHO definition of physical activity and specific physical activities relevant to health promotion. It is found that there are currently no studies measuring the health benefits of specific physical activities, but the health risks of physical inactivity are also well established. There is therefore an urgent need to further examine the role of physical activity in health and well-being.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can physical activities be cured?

Physical activities including the following should be encouraged as well as encouraged as a consequence of physical education. Activities that will help prevent the development of a high-grade stenosis should be recommended, including swimming, bicycling, walking or running, and swimming. Exercise and flexibility are essential and should be encouraged as preventive measures for this disorder.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How many people get physical activities a year in the United States?

Among whites and African-Americans the prevalence of regular physical activity seems to be higher among men than women. For the entire sample, the prevalence of regular physical activity is lower in men than in women in the sample.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the common side effects of heartsteps?

[Cardiac steps can be prevented by physical exercises such as running and cycling, as well as walking on the stairs] according to our study, in which more than 70% of the patients [did] not meet the target of the cardiopulmonary examination. Moreover, there were also [a number of patients who needed] heart examination to [make sure that they had a right indication for heartsteps], however, this could have [still been] unsatisfactory.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Who should consider clinical trials for physical activities?

People should consider clinical trials if they desire better health or quality of life. However, clinical trials are limited by few patients, high cost, high number of people participating, and usually small sample size. These factors make it difficult to find trials for physical activities if a patient is interested in clinical trials. Because physical activities have multiple benefits, patients should consider clinical trials if they are seeking improved balance, muscle strength or endurance, and muscle tone.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What does heartsteps usually treat?

[A cardiac evaluation was more common in women who participated in a physical activity intervention than in those who were not invited to participate, and more women reported exercise participation for health reasons after treatment completion.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How serious can physical activities be?

Given that moderate intensity physical activities may be as important as moderate to high intensity physical activity for maintaining health, [it is important to include a lower to moderate physical activity component in preventive programmes, to help people increase physical activity levels, particularly in those who are younger, fitter, or are inactive] (https://www.jumc.usju.edu/content/physical-activity-1>https://mdp.rc.gov.au/md-program/programs/childprotection/childprotection-education-program-content/public-health-services/physically-active.aspx.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the latest developments in heartsteps for therapeutic use?

[Inclusion of the use of natural and engineered products in cardioprotection and/or regeneration to promote physical activity and sports training (https://www.fitness-physiology.org/content/pdf/pub/10.1055/FPhysiol.2009.1829.R1.C27.pdf ) of the heart in therapeutic situations in cardiovascular rehabilitation (https://www.medscape.com/news/cardiovascular-rehabilitation-care-modes-for-patients-affected-by-cardiac-disease)] are the newest developments in this field that have been approved in Germany, but are not yet approved for sale in Switzerland.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the latest research for physical activities?

Evidence shows physical activity is essential to improving physical health, and that a low level of physical activity can be harmful. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends regular exercise, particularly when it is undertaken at a heart rate less than 140 beats per minute. Regular exercises should be continued all the time. A heart rate greater than 140 beats per minute needs to be moderated and will improve cardiovascular fitness. Exercise is an essential aspect of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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