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Home-based Exercise for Management of HIV-associated Cardiovascular Disease Risk

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of South Carolina Identifier:
First received: June 8, 2011
Last updated: December 10, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
Because of advances in drug treatment, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are living longer, but are also at greater risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes. Exercise and increased physical activity can reduce the risk factors for these diseases in PLWHA, but no studies have tested an at-home exercise program that would benefit low income people and others who do not have access to exercise facilities. This study will test the feasibility of an at-home exercise program for PLWHA and prepare for a full-scale intervention study, which may lead to a reduction in CVD risk among PLWHA.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiovascular Diseases Hyperlipidemia Obesity Behavioral: Physical Activity Group Other: Standard Care Group Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Home-based Exercise for Management of HIV-associated Cardiovascular Disease

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Further study details as provided by University of South Carolina:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Amount of Physical Activity [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Accelerometer data will be the primary means of determining the participants' physical activity levels. Participants will be instructed to wear the accelerometer at baseline, 4 months, and 9 months. The participants will be required to wear the accelerometer during the waking hours for seven consecutive days. Data from participants with at least four days and at least 10 hours per day will be included.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Each participant will complete a graded exercise stress test (GXT) with indirect calorimetry. This test will be used to screen for abnormal physiological responses to exercise and for determining the participant's maximal ability to utilize oxygen (an index of cardiorespiratory fitness).

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: July 2013
Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Physical activity group
Subjects will participant in physical activity program
Behavioral: Physical Activity Group
9 months of home based physical activity meeting HHS recommendations for physical activity for all americans
Active Comparator: Standard care group
This group will not receive a physical activity intervention
Other: Standard Care Group
No intervention, the group will be followed under their standard medical care.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years and older
  • Medical diagnosis of HIV-1 positive serostatus
  • Sedentary lifestyle: not actively exercising ≥ 3 d•wk-1 for 20 min per session
  • 18.5 kg/m2 < BMI < 40.0 kg/m2
  • Stable, DHHS-approved ART regimen for previous 3 months, with HIV viral load below 75 copies/mL
  • Capable of performing the required exercise regimen
  • Have daily access to a telephone for approximately 10 months
  • Capacity and willingness to provide informed consent and accept randomized group assignment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals who have a clinical history strongly suggestive of Type 1 diabetes.
  • History of serious arrythmias, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, stroke or transient ischemic cerebral attacks, peripheral vascular disease with intermittent claudication, myocardial infarction, or CABG.
  • Malignancies in the past 5 years, except therapeutically controlled skin cancer.
  • Plans to be away > 4 weeks in the next 9 months
  • Score of 5 or greater on the DAST or MAST (signifying excessive use of drugs or alcohol).
  • Weight loss in excess of 10% body weight in previous 12 weeks.
  • Chronic or recurrent respiratory, gastrointestinal, neuromuscular, neurological, or psychiatric conditions.
  • Inflammatory-related conditions such as collagen disorders.
  • Any other medical condition or disease that is life-threatening or that can interfere with or be aggravated by exercise.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01377064

United States, South Carolina
The Citadel
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29208
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of South Carolina
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of South Carolina Identifier: NCT01377064     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R21NR011281 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: June 8, 2011
Last Updated: December 10, 2013

Keywords provided by University of South Carolina:
physical activity
cardiovascular disease risk

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017