Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) Study

Thank you for your interest in the PAI study!

This study will utilize a wearable device, either an Apple Watch, Garmin or a Fitbit, if it has heart rate sensor, to encourage you to increase your physical activity over a period of 12 weeks. 

If you do not have a device, you may purchase a Fitbit from us for $25 (costs about $100 on Amazon!). You will be notified how to purchase the device AFTER you have:

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During the study you will be encouraged to achieve a quantified activity goal that you will try to incrementally increase over time.  The type of goal will be randomly assigned to you as part of the study to determine which approach is more effective in helping you achieve your goals and improve your health.

We will ask you to repeat the health risk assessment, including blood work, at 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year.  Each time you do this you will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.

To be a part of this study, you must be:

  • An adult who is enrolled in the MHS employee wellness program study.
  • Interested in increasing your level of physical activity.
  • Able to walk at least a mile a day.
  • Have a device that is compatible with the software (Apple watch, Fitbit, Garmin) or is willing to purchase a device for $25 offered as part of this study.

You cannot be a part of this study if you:

  • Have a medical condition that prevents walking at least a mile a day.
  • Have a pace maker or defibrillator.
  • Are currently in cardiac rehab
  • Are not able to manage an app on a "smart phone".
  • Are deemed unsuitable to the program by Dr. Drozek or other members of the wellness team. (mental impairment, etc.) 

 

If you are interested in enrolling:

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(This program is being evaluated by research performed by Dr. David Drozek under approval of the Ohio University Institutional Review Board, Protocol #20-X-88) 

                                                                                                                              

Lifestyle Medicine

at 

Memorial Health System

serving Marietta, Ohio 

and the surrounding region!

 

Email: ddrozek@mhsystem.org

Office: 740-592-4229

FAX: 740-592-4010

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