The Adult Development and Aging Project (ADAPT) research team is currently looking for participants to be a part of a new clinical trial based on a recent successful pilot program.
Participants will receive monetary compensation for their time commitment to the study, up to $280.
Am I a candidate?
Candidates should meet the following criteria:
- Between 45 and 75 years old
- English-speaking (using primarily English in speaking, reading, and writing in your daily life)
- Currently not exercising on a regular basis
- Willing to be randomized to one or two educational groups
- Willing to complete all components of the study, including attending all four group educational sessions.
- Willing to commit to six months of observation – with gaps between observations.
Why this program?
As the aging population grows, it is becoming more important to educate people about how to grow older in a healthy way. Based on our research findings, our team developed AgingPLUS to provide empowering knowledge to the public.
What is involved?
Before the start of the program
- A 2 hour meeting to fill out a packet of self-report questionnaires, complete computer tasks
- A 1 hour meeting to conduct an assessment of cardiorespiratory and physical fitness
- Wear an accelerometer and keep a brief daily activity log for 7 days (both provided during your first meeting)
During weeks 1-4
Participants will attend 4 weekly group meetings to:
- Learn what can be expected in growing older
- Explore strategies for successful aging
- Connect with other like-minded adults from your community
Week 8 and 6-Month Follow Up
- Wear an accelerometer and keep a brief daily activity log for 7 days
- Repeat the physical assessments and self-report questionnaires
Program start and duration
Enrollment will continue on an ongoing basis.
The AgingPLUS program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to run from 2018-2022.
How do I sign up?
Contact Kat Thompson (Project Coordinator) or the ADAPT Lab research team for more information.
Phone: (970) 491-5001; (970) 491-1959