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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute

CAPACITY: Community approach to increase physical activity in older adults

CAPACITY offers a community-based physical activity promotion intervention appropriate for older adults. CAPACITY is for older adults (both with and without chronic disease) living in an urban environment. The program accounts for individual, interpersonal and environmental factors and makes use of a “participatory citizen-science approach” and modern activity-monitoring devices (e.g., step-counters). Our primary research goal is learning whether older adults who participate in CAPACITY have more movement throughout the day 6 months after they begin the program.

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Milo Puhan (Project Leader)

Kaba Dalla Lana

Anja Frei

Thomas Radtke

Emily Stone