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Promoting Physical Activity via Physical Therapist Following Knee Replacement – The
PATH Study (PI: Christine Pellegrini, PhD; Co-I’s: Debbie Brown, MS, PT, OMT-C [Palmetto
Health USC Orthopedic Center], Sara Wilcox, PhD)
The purpose of this proposed project is to conduct a pilot randomized controlled trial
to examine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a physical therapist led physical
activity intervention on physical activity levels in TKR patients after surgery.
Funded by USC ASPIRE-I (7/1/2018 – 9/30/2019)
Phone Coaching as a Rescue Strategy for Early Non-Responders Enrolled in an Internet-Delivered
Weight Loss Program (PI: Jessica Unick, PhD [The Miriam Hospital]; Co-I: Christine
The aim of this study is to compare weight outcomes among early non-responders randomized
to Brief phone coaching, Extended phone coaching, and Control over the course of an
internet-delivered weight loss intervention in overweight and obese adults.
Funded by NIH/NIDDK – R01 DK117843 (9/18/2018 - 6/30/2023)
Perspectives and Preferences for Weight Management After Spinal Cord Injury (PI: Sherri
LaVela [Northwestern University & Hines Veterans Administration Hospital]; Co-I/Consultant:
Christine Pellegrini, PhD)
The main purpose of this study is to better understand the concerns people with spinal
cord injury face when they want to manage weight and incorporate healthy eating and
physical activity into their lives.
Funded by Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program SC160051 (10/01/2017
Function, Activity, and Sedentary Time in Adults with Disability (FAST-D) (PI’s: Christine
Pellegrini, PhD, Stacy Fritz, PhD, Courtney Monroe, PhD)
The purpose of this study is to examine the concurrent validity of the GT9X Link Actigraph
accelerometer step count function under a controlled condition, using manually counted
steps as a criterion measure. Additionally, this study aims to measure and describe
sedentary and physical activity behavioral patterns over a one-week time frame in
those with a mobility disability.
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