Volunteers needed for fitness walking study

Researchers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are testing the effectiveness of different Internet-based fitness walking programs designed to help people get in shape. Volunteers are needed to participate in a walking program and attend assessment sessions.

Eligible participants should be aged 35-64; not currently exercise regularly; live in the Downtown, Midtown or Uptown neighborhoods of Harrisburg,; have regular Internet access; speak English; be capable of doing moderate-intensity walking; meet program limits for body weight and blood pressure; not have diabetes, lung, or cardiovascular disease; be without major psychological disorders or high levels of alcohol-use; and not be pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the program period if a woman.

For more information, visit the study’s website at http://webapp.hmc.psu.edu/walklink or contact program staff at 717-531-0003, ext 284160 or at walklink@hmc.psu.edu. The study director is Liza Rovniak, Ph.D., M.P.H., Division of General Internal Medicine. Compensation is provided.

This research study, IRB 31708, has been approved by the Institutional Review Board, under federal regulations at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine.

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Last Updated May 12, 2010