Table 2

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria


• Willing to participate in a 12-month study

• Independently Mobile (no cane, walker, wheelchair needed)

• Can participate in regular exercise

• No psychiatric hospitalizations within the past year

• No cognitive or sensorimotor impairment

• Cannot participate in a structured diet program outside of study

• Cannot be at high risk for adverse CVD events while exercising

• Considering making changes to lose weight in the next 6 months1

• Absence of any substance abuse, mood, or binge eating disorder that would interfere with adherence2

• Must experience chronic pain (≥ 4 on the NRS-I scale for ≥ 6 months prior to enrollment)


1As measured by the Exercise and Weight Stages of Change Form

2As measured by the PRIME-MD

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