Texting to Promote Mobility in Overweight/Obese Adults with Peripheral Arterial Disease. This study is being conducted at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, KS.
To compare and contrast the effectiveness of app-based medical intervention compared to more traditional modalities in regards to patient activity level and weight loss. 1). Phone screening 2). In-person screening where basic measurements will be taken, a short walking test will be conducted and questionnaires will be filled out 3). Stress test for medical fitness 4). Random assortment into one of the two groups. 5). One group will meet with a counselor in person for the first session to discuss exercise and nutrition, and then the remaining 5 sessions will be conducted over the phone every 2 weeks. 6). The second group will receive the same exercise and nutrition information via app over the same 3 month timeframe. 7). After 3 months, everyone comes back to re-do the walking test and questionnaires so that it can be compared to the initial one and be analyzed
Inclusion criteria: Male and Females Age 50 or above, overweight/obese, pain in calf, leg,thigh and or buttock while walking and has 24 hour access to a cell phone. Exclusion criteria: current gangrene, ulcers or tissue loss in your leg or foot, prior lower limb amputation, use of supplemental oxygen, heart attack within the past 3 months