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Delivery of Enhance Fitness Trial (DEFT)

Delivery of Enhance Fitness Trial (DEFT)

Arthritis is a common condition in the United States, and a leading cause of pain and disability. Physical exercise is recommended for managing arthritis, but access to evidence-based exercise programs is limited, particularly in rural areas. Therefore, the investigators propose to evaluate remote delivery of an evidence-based exercise program called Enhance Fitness (EF) that is recommended for arthritis management. The primary purpose of this study is to determine if remotely delivered EF has similar effects as in-person EF for improving arthritis pain and physical abilities.

Participant Eligibility

18 years or older

Have a diagnosis of some form of arthritis – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia

Are willing to participate in exercise classes, either by in-person or remote delivery


Elspeth Rensema
(206) 221-1765

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Evaluation of Remotely Delivered versus In-person EnhanceFitness for Arthritis

Study ID: STUDY00014022
Start Date: 02/02/2022
End Date: 01/31/2024

Principal Investigator: Kushang V Patel, PhD, MPH University of Washington

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Study Site(s)

University of Washington

1959 NE Pacific Street, BB-1469 Box 356540
Seattle, Washington 98195


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

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