Be Active RCT: Gamification & Financial Incentives to Increase Physical Activity

The Be Active trial demonstrates the efficacy of scalable interventions, incorporating remote monitoring and behavioral economics, in boosting physical activity among high-risk cardiovascular patients. Lasting effects were observed even six months post-intervention. While additional data may be warranted for some stakeholders, these interventions hold promise as integral components of exercise-based prevention strategies for cardiovascular disease.

In this interview, Alexander Fanaroff, MD, MHS and Glenn A. Hirsch MD, MHS, FACC discuss results from the Be Active RCT.

Related References:

  1. Fanaroff, A. C., Patel, M. S., Chokshi, N., Coratti, S., Farraday, D., Norton, L., Rareshide, C., Zhu, J., Szymczak, J. E., Russell, L. B., Small, D. S., & Volpp, K. G. M. (2023). A randomized controlled trial of gamification, financial incentives, or both to increase physical activity among patients with elevated risk for cardiovascular disease: rationale and design of the be active study. American heart journal, 260, 82–89.

Clinical Topics: Cardiovascular Care Team, Prevention, Sports and Exercise Cardiology

Keywords: ACCELLite, Economics, Behavioral, ACC24, Life Style

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