I-STAND R21: Reducing Sedentary Time in Obese Older Adults

2016-02-29 00:39:43 | BioPortfolio


The investigators are doing a study to learn how to support patients aged 60+ in taking more breaks from sitting and reducing total sitting time. The goal of the study is to find out if a sitting time reduction intervention reduces sitting time compared with a control group.


More than one-third of American adults over 60 are obese, and obese older adults have more sedentary time than any other group -- an average of 10-11 hours per day. Reducing the sedentary behavior of obese older adults, rather than only promoting more intensive physical activity, could provide a more feasible approach to health promotion.

This randomized control pilot trial will evaluate a 12-week intervention to decrease sitting time and increase standing time and light physical activity among sedentary obese older adults as compared to control group. Baseline and 12-week measurements include anthropometric measures, blood draw by finger stick, cardiovascular health assessments, physical function tasks, and a survey. The intervention will consist of two in-person visits with a health coach followed by phone-based coaching.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Supportive Care




I-STAND, Healthy Living


Group Health Research Institute
United States




Group Health Cooperative

Results (where available)

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