Condition : Mobility Limitation

Category : Symptoms and General Pathology

City : Bellwood, Berwyn, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Chicago, Melrose Park
Country : United States

Description : Investigators propose a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the efficacy of the revised 4-month BAILAMOS© program for improving lifestyle PA and health outcomes (physical and cognitive function, self-reported functional limitations, disability) in sedentary older Latinos at risk for disability relative to an attention control group.

Eligibility : Inclusion Criteria: – age > 55 years old – self-identification as Latino/Hispanic – ability to speak Spanish – participation in <3 day/week of aerobic exercise – at risk for disability – adequate cognitive status as assessed by the Mini Mental State Examination – danced < 2 times/month over the past 12 months – willingness to be randomly assigned to treatment or control group – no plans to leave the country for more than two consecutive weeks over the next year Exclusion Criteria: – uncontrolled cardiovascular disease – uncontrolled diabetes mellitus – pacemaker in situ – severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – recent healing or unhealed fracture(s) – use of an assistance device to walk (cane, walker, or wheelchair)


Condition : Chronic Disease

Category : Symptoms and General Pathology

City : San Francisco
Country : United States

Description : The objective of this proposal is to test whether a multi-media website (www.prepareforyourcare.org) that is focused on preparing older adults for communication and medical decision making can help people engage in advance care planning.

Eligibility : Inclusion Criteria: – English-speaking older adults (≥55 years) – ≥ 2 chronic illnesses determined by International Classification of Diseases-9 (ICD-9) codes – ≥ 2 visits with an outpatient primary care clinician at San Francisco General Hospital in the past year – ≥2 additional outpatient/inpatient visits to San Francisco General Hospital in the past year Exclusion Criteria: – deaf, blind, or demented as determined by ICD-9 codes – too mentally or physically ill to participate as determined by their clinicians – Moderate or severe cognitive impairment as determined by the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ), and mild cognitive impairment as determined by the SPMSQ plus an abnormal Mini-Cog – self-reported poor vision and inability to see the words on a newspaper – lack of a telephone – traveling or moving out of the area for ≥3 months during the study follow- up period