Optimizing a Dyadic Physical Activity Intervention for Hispanics With Osteoarthritis and Their Physical Activity Supporter
Principal Investigator: Sandra Soto, PhD, MPH, BSN
Funded by: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities | K01 Grant
Hispanic individuals with osteoarthritis (OA) have disproportionately high rates of joint pain, functional limitations, and work limitations compared to non-Hispanics. Physical activity can help relieve these symptoms; however, most Hispanics with OA are not sufficiently active. In this study, Dr. Soto’s team will develop and test dyadic intervention components and their impact on the physical activity of Hispanic individuals with OA. By creating culturally sensitive interventions for Hispanic patients with OA, Dr. Soto and her team hope to improve health behaviors and relieve symptoms, which will in turn prevent and manage chronic diseases.