Study TypePhysical Activity
Study PurposeThe purpose of this research study is to compare the impacts of two different walking programs on blood pressure in overweight/obese postmenopausal women who have a high normal blood pressure or tage I hypertension.
About the Study
What type of walking program is most effective for women?
As we grow older, physical activity becomes increasingly important in improving health. Unfortunately, we are becoming less active as we age. Pennington Biomedical is looking for women to participate in a research study to compare the impact of different walking programs on weight, blood pressure, and other health related outcomes.
- 1 Orientation visit
- 3 Screening visits
- Weekly support sessions
- Height, weight, vitals
- Self-monitoring with a pedometer and accelerometer
- Blood draw
- Brachial artery ultrasound
- Walking Gait
- Control group where you will be asked to maintain your current lifestyle
- Pedometer-based walking intervention group 1
- Pedometer-based walking intervention group 2
Number of visits:
Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to one of three groups:
All study-related materials and procedures will be done at no cost to participants.
- Age: 45-74 years old
- Weight: BMI (>20)
- postmenopausal, have not had a menstrual period in the last 12 months
- Not exercising on a regular basis
Study Duration4 months
CompensationEarn up to $100 for participation.
Study ContactIf you are interested in volunteering for WALKMORE, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000 or email email@example.com
If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.GET STARTED
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