Physical Activity and Health Outcomes


About this study

Obesity is common in adults with complex medical problems with ensuing complications afterwards. Obese patients suffer higher mortality and impaired functional status often as a result of their obesity. One primary goal to reduce both obesity and improve functional status is exercise. The investigators hypothesize that a simple exercise intervention with limited behavioral goal-setting will reduce weight and increase functional status compared to usual care. As a secondary measure, the investigators hypothesize that using this intervention will reduce hospital admissions and ER visits.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients will be over the age of 18
  2. Have a BMI over 25.0 kg/m2.
  3. Have a Minnesota Medical Tiering concerning medical complexity of 3-4.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients will be excluded if they have clinically documented dementia.
  2. Subjects will be community dwelling and patients living in skilled nursing facilities will be excluded.
  3. Subjects residing within a correctional institution will be excluded.
  4. Subject is a female patient who is currently pregnant.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Paul Takahashi, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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