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Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions (RALI)

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Are you interested in increasing your physical activity and using a fitness app? We are seeking family caregivers to join a fitness study! Family caregivers must be providing care to a loved one (e.g., relative, spouse, friend) who is 65 years or older. You must also have an Android smartphone with internet access and Google Play Store.

If you are interested in the study, please click on the following link to sign up and we will get back to you soon!

https://brandeis.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0PVbGY8Ni1lgpNk

***All participants will be given a Fitbit to keep after the study! Participants will receive a $25 Amazon Gift card by completing all aspects of the study.

If you have any questions, please contact us at goandgrow@brandeis.edu, or call/text 646-258-3562. This study has been approved by the Brandeis University’s Institutional Review Board.

Thank you,

Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions at Brandeis University

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About Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions (RALI)

Location:

415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453, US

Mission Statement

The overall goal of the Boston Roybal Center for Active Lifestyle Interventions (RALI) is to develop and test innovative behavior change methods to promote healthy aging, especially for adults at high risk for poor health outcomes.

Description

We will develop and pilot strategies to increase and sustain active engagement in vulnerable populations of middle-aged and older adults using personalized and multicomponent approaches. The conceptual model that guides the work of the Center is shown here. It is widely known that physical activity is highly beneficial for physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects of health. However, the number of adults who are regularly active is shockingly low.

We will use the Center resources to develop novel, evidence-based programs to motivate and support an active and engaged lifestyle, broadly defined to include physical, social, work, and cognitive activities. The Center conducts interdisciplinary research drawing on resources and expertise across five Boston-area institutions: Brandeis University, Northeastern University, Boston College, Boston University, and Harvard Medical School.

We have developed partnerships with community organizations serving vulnerable middle-aged and older adults to inform and benefit from the research and activities of the Center.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 40
  • • Session one phone call will take about 15 minutes. • Session two phone call will take about 30 minutes. • In week one and two, wear the fitness tracker every day. • In weeks 3-8, use the fitness tracker and the app every day
  • • Initial pretest questionnaire (30-45 min) • weekly survey (10-20 minutes to complete) • The end of the study questionnaire (30-45 minutes )

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