Effectiveness of SisterTalk Hartford for Weight Loss Among African-American Women

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford CT
Brown University
Information provided by:
University of Connecticut Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01282749
First received: January 21, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2011
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of the SisterTalk Hartford study was to assess whether a theoretically- and scientifically-based, culturally acceptable weight loss program could be effectively translated into a faith-based program and subsequently delivered in the church to help African-American women lose weight.


Condition Intervention
Overweight
Obesity
Behavioral: SisterTalk Hartford
Behavioral: Attention control video series

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Hospitals-Churches Partnership for Health Project: SisterTalk Hartford

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by University of Connecticut Health Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight loss [ Time Frame: assessed 4 times over 2 years, in roughly 6 mo intervals ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in BMI


Enrollment: 322
Study Start Date: October 2002
Study Completion Date: August 2006
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SisterTalk Hartford First Behavioral: SisterTalk Hartford
12-week group support and film-based healthy lifestyle education program, including information on healthy nutrition and food preparation, increasing activity and exercise, healthy lifestyle behavior modification, and supportive spiritual materials.
SisterTalk Hartford Second Behavioral: Attention control video series
Participants received general film series on healthy lifestyles while waiting to participate in the experimental arm.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI of at least 25.0
  • self-identifies as Black or African-American
  • able to do mild physical activity such as walking or chair exercises

Exclusion Criteria:

  • has insulin dependent diabetes
  • is pregnant, nursing, or had a baby in the past 4 months
  • has ever been treated for an eating disorder (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia)
  • had a heart attack in the past 2 years requiring hospitalization
  • has ever had a stroke
  • has congestive heart failure
  • has uncontrolled hypertension
  • currently participating in another study
  • is on a doctor-prescribed diet that cannot be changed (e.g. very low protein diet for a person in liver failure)
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01282749

Locations
United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Connecticut Health Center
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford CT
Brown University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Judith Fifield, PhD University of Connecticut Health Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Judith Fifield, PhD/Professor and Director, University of Connecticut Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01282749     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: O02-07-003-E, SR0550
Study First Received: January 21, 2011
Last Updated: January 21, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Connecticut Health Center:
Overweight
Obesity
African American
Women
Translational
Faith based
Community based participatory research

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Overweight
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014