The EXCEL Study

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The EXCEL Study is interested in the benefits of physical activity and brain health in middle and older aged people. The brain health benefits of physical activity include reducing dementia risk, supporting cognition (the ability to remember, think and plan) and improving low mood, anxiety and stress. National physical activity guidelines have been developed for middle and older aged people who experience some problems with cognition (but do not have dementia).

The aim of the EXCEL Study is to trial a home-based physical activity program to help middle and older aged people who experience memory concerns and troubles with low mood, anxiety or stress to meet physical activity guidelines. The study is delivered using information and communication technology (ICT), using online, email and video chat platforms.

The first part of the study (now complete) explored the ideas and opinions of middle to older aged adults on physical activity for brain health. The information gathered from this part of the study has informed the development of the home-based physical activity program.

The EXCEL Study will now trial this personalised 12-week home-based physical activity intervention, using ICT, to help middle aged and older people who experience memory concerns and troubles with low mood, anxiety or stress to meet physical activity guidelines.

Are you interested in learning more about the study?
Please click on the link below to see the Information sheet about the study
View the Plain Language Statement 

Are you interested in taking part in the study?
Please click on the link below to complete the consent form and pre-screen survey (this will take about 15 minutes)
Fill out the consent form and survey

If you would like to speak to a research team member please contact the below:

excel-study@unimelb.edu.au

(03) 8344 1879 (choose option 2) and leave a message