Vigorous Exercise for Depressed Smokers


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 12-006106
    NCT ID: NCT01860924
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 12-006106

About this study

In this project the investigators will develop and pilot test a supervised, vigorous intensity exercise intervention for depressed female smokers. If the pilot intervention is successful, the investigators will have a blueprint for a large randomized controlled trial. The long term objective is to develop interventions for depressed women that will ultimately reduce their risk of tobacco-caused disease and mortality.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  1. depressed (CES-D) score 16 or above
  2. 18 years of age
  3. female gender
  4. sedentary
  5. current cigarette smoker

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. smoking cessation medication
  2. Not able to exercise medically

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Christi Patten, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Christina Smith



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