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If you are interested in learning more about the Project MOVE Bipolar research study, please call (401) 455-6219 or fill out the form below and a staff member will contact you. Participation is voluntary. All information gathered will be treated as confidential.

Study Information

Helping you move to better physical and mental health

When you have bipolar depression, it can be challenging to increase your physical activity and adopt a healthy lifestyle. While you may understand the benefits of increasing your physical activity level, you may also be experiencing fatigue and lack of motivation that keep you from getting out there to exercise. We’d like to introduce you to ways to improve both your physical and mental health. In our Project MOVE Bipolar research study, we will help you get started with exercise. It’s time to move to better physical and mental health.


You may receive a total of $350 for your time. We are interested in understanding your response to the program and documenting the results.

More Information/FAQ

How do you get started?

The study is open to 18 to 65 year old individuals who have bipolar disorder and are interested in increasing their level of physical activity.

How does the research process work?

We will ask you to visit our offices to participate in an interview and complete questionnaires. At this meeting, we will determine if you are a good match for the study. Our team will be able to assess your level of depression and will also determine if it’s medically safe for you to participate. If chosen, you will participate in the study for six months.

What will you do during the research study?

Once selected you will be randomly assigned to participate in one of three groups:

  1. A personalized session with a professional on how to start and maintain a safe exercise program. 
  2. Weekly 90 minute class of supervised exercise and health education. 
  3. Weekly 90 minute class of supervised exercise and assistance with how to overcome barriers to exercise.
How long will the research last?

The weekly classes will last for three months. The supervised exercise classes will be scheduled at the Kane Gym on the Butler Hospital campus in Providence, RI. You will work with an exercise physiologist to create a personal plan for you using our exercise equipment. This plan will be designed to help you increase exercise in a step-by-step fashion. The exercise physiologist will also work with you to develop a plan for exercise at home. During this entire process, your physical and mental health will be assessed, respectively, every three weeks and monthly.

For those assigned to groups two and three, our team will call you every three weeks for during the second three-month phase of the study for a brief check in on how your exercise program is progressing on your own.

Interested in Participating?

Complete the form at the top of the page or call (401) 455-6219 to contact our research team. A few screening questions will determine if it’s appropriate for you to come in for a longer interview.

Butler Hospital

Area of Study
Bipolar Disorder

Recruitment Status