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College Student Lifestyle Behaviors Survey

The purpose of this study is to look at the physical activity, sedentary behavior (sitting time), eating habits, stress levels, and sleep patterns of undergraduate students at the University of South Carolina. Study participation requires completing two surveys focused on your typical lifestyle behaviors, one now (at the beginning of the semester) and a second one later in the semester to see whether things might have changed.  The survey is brief, taking up to 20-30 minutes to complete. 

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Take a STAND 4 Health 

Take a STAND 4 Health is a smartphone-based study looking at whether a text message prompting individuals to stand will help them decrease the time they spend sitting and evaluate whether a decrease in sitting time improves blood pressure.

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Sitting Survey

Identifying Beliefs about Sedentary Behavior and Sedentary Reduction Program Preferences in Older Adults
with Knee Pain or Knee Replacement

The purpose of this study is to examine the beliefs about sedentary behavior and preferences for physical activity or sedentary reduction programs using technology among older adults with knee pain or knee replacement.

Fitbit and Social Support Study in Knee Replacement Patients

The purpose of this research study being conducted at the University of South Carolina is to learn more about physical activity levels in patients during the first year after knee replacement.  Specifically, this study is looking at how the use of Fitbits (wrist worn activity monitor) and social support influence physical activity levels after surgery.  If you would like to learn more about this research study, please visit our website.

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iReach3 – Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment Enhanced by Financial Incentives

Our previous research has demonstrated that our online behavioral weight control program consistently produces modest but clinically significant weight losses.  The current study examines whether the addition of financial incentives to the standard online weight control program will substantially increase the weight losses achieved in comparison to the standard online program alone.

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