Goal: determine the effect of regular and structured exercise on pain levels in individuals with sickle cell disease.
Method: RCT with a group who perform at least 150 mins a week of moderate physical activity eg 30 mins of weight lifting 5days/week
Track daily pain levels using numeric pain rating scale from individuals in the exercise group, and the control. Can also track pain episodes and crises per individual, and include medication use in subject demographics.
Time: min 8 weeks