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

Study point of contact

Foluso Ogunsile, MD
[email protected]
Nicky Staton
2055169080
[email protected]

Locations

1 United States site

Age

> 18 Years

Phase

N/A

Study type

Interventional

Gender

All

Interventions

Other

Compensation

Unknown

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, we
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.

participation requirements

Eligible participants for the study include adults with SCD of any genotype older than 18
yrs. of age followed by the UAB sickle cell center who has reliable transportation to the
UAB center of Exercise Medicine. Participants must be in steady-state disease defined as
not having a vaso-occlusive crisis or SCD-related hospitalization with 4 weeks of
enrollment.

participation restrictions

Participants will be excluded if they have avascular necrosis, are pregnant, or have
absolute contraindications to exercise according to the American Heart Association and
American College of Sports Medicine guidelines.42

Locations

  • Birmingham, Alabama, United States, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35249