Study Type

Physical Activity

Study Purpose

The purpose of this research study is to compare the impacts of two different walking programs on blood pressure in overweight/obese postmenopausal women who have a high normal blood pressure or tage I hypertension.

About the Study

What type of walking program is most effective for women?

As we grow older, physical activity becomes increasingly important in improving health. Unfortunately, we are becoming less active as we age. Pennington Biomedical is looking for women to participate in a research study to compare the impact of different walking programs on weight, blood pressure, and other health related outcomes.

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 1 Orientation visit
  • 3 Screening visits
  • Weekly support sessions

Study procedures:

  • Height, weight, vitals
  • Self-monitoring with a pedometer and accelerometer
  • Blood draw
  • Brachial artery ultrasound
  • Walking Gait
  • Questionnaires

Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to one of three groups:

  • Control group where you will be asked to maintain your current lifestyle
  • Pedometer-based walking intervention group 1
  • Pedometer-based walking intervention group 2

All study-related materials and procedures will be done at no cost to participants.

Study Qualifications

  • Female
  • Age: 45-74 years old
  • Weight: BMI (>20)
  • postmenopausal, have not had a menstrual period in the last 12 months
  • Not exercising on a regular basis

Study Duration

4 months


Earn up to $100 for participation.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for WALKMORE, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000 or email clinicaltrials@pbrc.edu

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.


Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.


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