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Human Studies

2020 Nov 13

JMIR Res Protoc

Live video adaptations to a mind-body activity program for chronic pain and cognitive decline: Protocol for the “Virtual Active Brains” study.


Chronic pain (CP) and cognitive decline (CD) are costly, challenging to treat, highly prevalent among older adults, and worsen each other over time. We are iteratively developing Active-Brains-Fitbit (AB-F), a live video program for older adults with CP and CD that teaches mind-body skills and gradual increases in step count aided by a Fitbit. AB-F has demonstrated feasibility, acceptability, and signals of improvement in emotional, physical, and cognitive function when delivered in-person to this population.