Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Stress and Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors:
A Qualitative Investigation (PI: Pellegrini)
The purpose of this study was to explore current changes in stress and diet and activity
behaviors from a social ecological perspective by interviewing 30 participants with
overweight/obesity during the COVID-10 pandemic.
Funded by the Univeristy of South Carolina Office of Research and Health Sciences
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 project was 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 – 9/30/2020)
NEAT!2 Sedentary Behavior Reduction Intervention for Individuals with Past or Present
Knee Symptoms, Injuries, or Surguries (PI: Christine Pellegrini, PhD; Co-I: Courtney
The purpose of this project was to conduct a randomized controlled trial to evaluate
the effect of an mHealth sedentary reduction program (NEAT!2) over a 6 month period of time in adults with past or present knee symptoms, injuries,
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 was 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 was 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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