Methods: The Sit Less, Move More program, was a 12-week behavioral intervention that used text messaging along with newsletters and coaching for managing sedentary behavior. Researchers at UAB recruited ambulatory, inactive, African Americans with multiple sclerosis. Participants wore activity monitors for 7-days and received daily text messages and bi-weekly newsletter and calls.
Conclusions: The Sit Less, Move More intervention is safe and feasible for African Americans with multiple sclerosis, and yielded a small reduction in sedentary behavior. The intervention was low cost and well received. Our results suggest the Sit Less, Move More program should progress towards a Phase II trial to determine its efficacy.
Dr. Jessica Baird and Dr. Jeffer E. Sasaki spearheaded the project. If you would like to find out more about the project, contact Jeffer on 205-975-9321 or via email email@example.com and ask about the “Sit Less, Move More” study.