Fitness Intervention Trial in Adults With Sickle Cell Disease (SCD Fit): A Feasibility Study

About the study

The purpose of this project is to develop novel approaches to promote health and longevity while enhancing quality of life among persons with Sickle cell disease (SCD). Therefore, investigators are aiming to adapt an evidence-based exercise intervention for adults with SCD informed by culturally- relevant and biologic factors and pre-test the adapted exercise program in a small sample of adults with SCD.

Study point of contact

Nicky Staton
[email protected]
Foluso Ogunsile, MD
[email protected]


1 United States site


> 18 Years


Not Applicable

Study type






participation requirements

Participant must have sickle cell disease of any genotype
Participant must be 18 years of age
Participant must be seen and followed by the UAB sickle cell center
Participant must have reliable transportation to the UAB center of Exercise Medicine
Participant must be in steady-state disease (No vaso-occlusive crisis or SCD-related hospitalization with 4 weeks of enrollment)

participation restrictions

Participant has avascular necrosis
Participant is pregnant
Participant has absolute contraindications to exercise according to the American Heart Association and American College of Sports Medicine guidelines (42)


  • Birmingham, Alabama, United States, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Last updated 2021-09-16