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Take a STAND 4 Health 

Take a STAND 4 Health was a smartphone-based sedentary behavior reduction study that examined whether a 4-week multicomponent behavior intervention helped individuals reduce their sedentary time and whether that change in sitting time improved blood pressure.

The PATH Study-Promoting Physical Activity via Physical Therapist Following Knee Replacement

The PATH study is a pilot randomized controlled trial being conducted at Palmetto Health USC Orthopedic Centers to examine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a physical therapist led physical activity intervention on physical activity levels in knee replacement patients after surgery.  The project is funded by the University of South Carolina ASPIRE program.  If you have any questions, please email Dr. Christine Pellegrini at

Participant Recruitment Completed

College Student Lifestyle Behaviors Survey

The purpose of this study is to look at the physical activity, sedentary behavior (sitting time), eating habits, stress levels, and sleep patterns of undergraduate students at the University of South Carolina. Study participation requires completing two surveys focused on your typical lifestyle behaviors, at the beginning of the Fall 2018 and a second one later in the semester to see whether things might have changed.  The survey was brief, taking up to 20-30 minutes to complete. 

Fitbit and Social Support Study in Knee Replacement Patients

The purpose of this research study being conducted at the University of South Carolina is to learn more about physical activity levels in patients during the first year after knee replacement.  Specifically, this study is looking at how the use of Fitbits (wrist worn activity monitor) and social support influence physical activity levels after surgery.  If you would like to learn more about this research study, please visit our website.

iReach3 – Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment Enhanced by Financial Incentives

Our previous research has demonstrated that our online behavioral weight control program consistently produces modest but clinically significant weight losses.  The current study examines whether the addition of financial incentives to the standard online weight control program will substantially increase the weight losses achieved in comparison to the standard online program alone.

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