The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of a tailored, print-based physical
activity intervention for patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Given the growing rates of type 2 diabetes and the documented benefits of physical activity
in the treatment of this illness, further research is needed to examine methods of targeting
this patient group to achieve improvements in physical activity behavior. The primary aim
of this planning grant is to implement a pilot study examining the feasibility and efficacy
of an individually-targeted, theoretically-based physical activity intervention for patients
with type 2 diabetes. The physical activity intervention is compared to usual care, and the
primary outcome is weekly physical activity at a one-month follow-up. These pilot data
would demonstrate the feasibility of partnering with a community agency for participant
recruitment and program implementation, as well as the potential efficacy of this
intervention to promote physical activity in this high-risk population.
- adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
- current patients referred to diabetes center
- medical contra-indication to moderate-intensity physical activity