Exercise is important to decrease health risks. Performing at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week can lower these risks. There are several questionnaires that clinicians can use to gain insights into a patient’s overall physical activity level as well as screening questions about the amount of exercise they do in a week. However, these surveys have two key problems: (1) they have not been validated in many rehabilitation populations, and (2) they do not ask questions about all types of exercise.
In this study, we are looking to validate exercise and physical activity questionnaires by comparing patients’ response to an activity monitor.
We are actively recruiting people currently seeing an outpatient rehabilitation provider who:
- Are between the ages of 18-88 years old
- Walk as their primary means of mobility
- English is their primary written and spoken language
- Do not have a diagnosis of aphasia
- Are able to provide informed consent
- Are willing to complete a daily activity log and wear an activity monitor for one week
This study requires two visits to the flagship location (355 E Erie Street) to complete questionnaires at the start and end of the study and can be done before or after outpatient appointments. Participants will be compensated for their time.
If you are interested in participating in this study, contact Kevin Smaller at (312) 238-8326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.