Men and women, aged 70-89
A study to compare a moderate-intensity physical activity program to a successful aging health education program in 200 sedentary older adults who are followed for an average of 2.7 years. The primary aim is to assess the long-term effects of the proposed interventions on the primary outcome of major mobility disability.
- Severe arthritis, lung disease
- Previous cardiac arrest which required resuscitation
- Impaired cardiac defibrillator
- Parkinson's disease or serious neurological disorder
- Kidney disease requiring dialysis
- Current residence in a nursing home
- Cancer requiring radiation and/or chemotherapy in the past 3 years.
|Length of Study
Approximately 20-48 months
|# of Visits
2 screening and 8 follow up visits. Successful aging group 1 visit/wk for 6mo and monthly thereafter. Physical activity group 2 visits/wk for study duration
$30 for each assessment visit up to $295 if you qualify and complete the study.
|Can I work?
- Length of study
Total length of the study including resident stays and nonresident visits.
This does not mean you will be testing the entire time.
The length of time volunteers are required to stay overnight at the HNRCA. Residents have their own private room, bathroom, television, VCR, and phone during their stay.
The amount of reimbursement for travel and inconvenience.
- Number of visits
Total number of nonresident visits.
- Study diet
Indicates meals which will be provided by the HNRCA
- Can I work?
Indicates if you will be able to work and if so, when.
For more information please complete our Study Inquiry Form or call Volunteer Services at (800) 738-7555 and a Recruiter will return your call as soon as possible.
We appreciate your interest in our program and we hope to work with you in the future.
The Recruitment Office
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University