CLINICAL TRIAL

Physical activity coaching for Cardiovascular Health

Waitlist Available · 18+ · All Sexes · Stanford, CA

This study is evaluating whether a smartphone app can help improve cardiovascular health.

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About the trial for Cardiovascular Health

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Physical Activity Coaching 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.
Physical activity coaching
BEHAVIORAL
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.

About The Treatment

Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Physical activity coaching
2014
N/A
~80

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

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Age 18+
Daily access to smartphone (iPhone or Android)
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Measured monthly during the 12 week duration of the study
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Measured monthly during the 12 week duration of the study.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Physical activity coaching will improve 1 primary outcome and 4 secondary outcomes in patients with Cardiovascular Health. Measurement will happen over the course of Measured once at the end of the study, covering the 11 week duration of coaching..

Compliance
MEASURED ONCE AT THE END OF THE STUDY, COVERING THE 11 WEEK DURATION OF COACHING.
Number of exercise sessions completed during the duration of the study.
Change in daily self-reported happiness
MEASURED DAILY DURING THE 12 WEEK DURATION OF THE STUDY.
Participants complete a daily questionnaire in which they are asked "How happy are you feeling today" on a scale of 0 (least happy) to 10 (most happy). Changes in their responses over time are measured.
Change in daily step count
MEASURED DAILY FOR A PERIOD OF 12 WEEKS, INCLUDING 1 WEEK OF BASELINE MONITORING AND DURING THE 11 WEEK DURATION OF THE RANDOMIZED ARMS.
Change in daily steps from the iPhone computed via HealthKit and from Android via Google Fit
Change in recovery heart rate
MEASURED MONTHLY DURING THE 12 WEEK DURATION OF THE STUDY
Change in recovery heart rate measured via phone PPG (photoelectric plethysmography ) sensors.
Change in resting heart rate
MEASURED MONTHLY DURING THE 12 WEEK DURATION OF THE STUDY
Change in resting heart rate measured via phone PPG (photoelectric plethysmography) sensors.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
E. A.
Prof. Euan Ashley, Associate Dean, School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine (cardiovascular), of Genetics, of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Pathology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford University

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 cardiovascular health?

Atherosclerosis and hypertension are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, but they can also lead to coronary artery disease, and this in turn leads to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease as well as coronary artery disease.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are common treatments for cardiovascular health?

The most common treatment of cardiovascular health is statins. While they are often used in treatment, there is currently insufficient evidence of their efficacy to recommend them as a staple of treatment of cardiovascular health by many practitioners. The treatment of cardiovascular diseases in patients taking a statin is more likely to be effective as a secondary prevention measure than its routine use. More rigorous research is needed to develop more complete guidelines for statin use.

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Can cardiovascular health be cured?

It is important to encourage healthy eating practices among overweight individuals, as the risk for cardiovascular problems increases considerably during the overweight stage. Findings from a recent study suggest that some practices, such as smoking cessation and regular exercise, have a significant impact on reducing the severity of cardiovascular diseases.

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How many people get cardiovascular health a year in the United States?

The [CVD-COG] found that the number of people who are classified as having CVD or heart disease a year in the United States is 6.1%, which is slightly greater than the number of people who are classified as having heart disease in 2010 [3.9%, (2010)] and the number who are classified as having CVD in 2007 [4.1%(2007)]. Recent findings are consistent with previous research that showed that, as of 2008, 8.7% of US adults over the age of 20 had hypertension, 5.9% of whom had [diabetes or] were obese (2002 - 2006). However, the number of health care visits related to CVD has remained relatively stable.

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What are the signs of cardiovascular health?

Signs of cardiovascular health are very common in general practice. Many do not have a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. For people with suspected cardiovascular health signs in general practice should be recorded as they provide valuable support for appropriate management decisions. (http://www.nc-health.gov/publications/publications_program_document.cfm?project=public_health_publications.home.

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What is cardiovascular health?

A better understanding of cardiovascular health and its determinants may result in the development of effective interventions to improve cardiovascular health and prolong survival amongst at-risk individuals.

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What is the primary cause of cardiovascular health?

In a population of predominantly white volunteers without overt cardiovascular disease (CVD), the risk for adverse CVD outcomes was greater with increasing number of common factors, indicating a more complex relationship between risk factors. Findings from a recent study support the notion of CVD being more advanced with increasing numbers of common risk factors but also that risk may be more complex than conventionally recognized.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Is physical activity coaching safe for people?

The provision of PA coaching during weight loss is safe, but it is important people's expectations about the intervention are considered during training design and delivery and participants' baseline health status and ability to deliver the intervention is considered when evaluating outcomes.

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What are the common side effects of physical activity coaching?

The most commonly reported side effects of physical activity coaching include [nausea, fatigue, and headaches on exercise, dizziness, and exercise-induced high blood pressure, cough, [back pain](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/back-pain), and chest pain, muscle cramps, muscular pain, and ankle swelling. The high number of these side effects can make it difficult to continue physical activity coaching, and many of the side effects can be more than minor discomfort; if they are left untreated, they can be linked to cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases later in life.] Because of the side effects of physical activity coaching, physical activity coaches should discuss their side effects with other patients to ensure that they have the right knowledge and training to continue.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Is physical activity coaching typically used in combination with any other treatments?

This is one of the first studies to show the use of physical activity counseling in combination with physical activity. Future randomized controlled trials should test other combinations of counseling and activity treatment.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the latest research for cardiovascular health?

While the news is bleak for cardiovascular disease, the researchers are focused on developing a way to monitor the hearts of patients to see if they are on the right track. The ultimate goal of researchers is to establish clinical guidelines to treat heart disease, which will improve [the survival of the population]\n

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Who should consider clinical trials for cardiovascular health?

Data from a recent study suggest that there is still a strong need for clinical trials in cardiovascular health. This is especially true for older patients and those with limited English proficiency.

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