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59 results for "Chronic Disease"

Intervention to Promote Weight Loss in Latinas At-risk for Diabetes

  • Added on June 18, 2014

Detailed Description This lifestyle intervention condition will be compared to a usual care (UC) condition. The aim of this study is to 1) develop a protocol-based, promotora-led lifestyle intervention (PLI) to promote weight loss in at-risk Latinas, and assess its feasibility, and 2) compare changes in weight and cardiometabolic markers—hemoglobin A1...

A personalized approach to exercise promotion in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

  • Published on Dec. 8, 2009

Purpose: This exploratory study tested the feasibility of conducting a novel, personalized exercise intervention based upon the current fitness levels of adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1DM). The relationships of perceptions of benefits and barriers to exercise, exercise self-efficacy and family support to exercise adherence and changes in cardiovascular (CV) ...

Associations between objectively measured physical activity intensity in childhood and measures of subclinical cardiovascular disease in adolescence: prospective observations from the European Youth Heart Study

  • Published on April 13, 2013

Background and Aim: No prospective studies have investigated the association between physical activity (PA) and carotid subclinical cardiovascular disease across childhood. Therefore, the primary aim was to investigate the association between PA intensity across childhood and carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and stiffness in adolescence. Second, we included a clustered ...

Assessing Physical Activity in Persons with Rheumatoid Arthritis Using Accelerometry

  • Published on August 2010

Purpose: To empirically investigate if the nonwear threshold and the ‘valid day’ definition for accelerometer data from the general adult US population are appropriate for accelerometer data from persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: This study analyzed data from 107 persons with RA participating in the baseline (2006-2008) accelerometer assessment from ...

Association Between Physical Activity and Inflammatory Markers Among U.S. Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Published on Dec. 20, 2013

Purpose: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may cause not only inflammation in the lungs but also systemic effects. One potential strategy to reduce systemic inflammation and attenuate disease progression is physical activity (PA). However, no nationally representative studies, to our knowledge, have examined the association between objectively measured physical activity ...