Promoting Physical Activity in Churchgoing Latinas
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01776632|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 28, 2013
Results First Posted : April 15, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2019
The low prevalence of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among adult Latinas likely contributes to the high rates of cancer and other chronic diseases in this population. The goals of the current study, based largely upon the core principles of the Social Ecological Model, are to design, implement, and evaluate an innovative multi-level intervention promoting physical activity among churchgoing Latinas.
The evidenced-based intervention targets three "tiers" of environmental influences (i.e., church, immediate neighborhood surrounding the church, and community) on activity, as well as MVPA-related personal factors (i.e.., interpersonal, cultural, and perceived environmental variables). The physical activity intervention will be compared with an attention-control condition providing health education on cancer screening and prevention.
Sixteen churches will be randomly assigned to either the physical activity intervention or the attention-control condition. The primary aim of the study is to determine whether a multi-level intervention will increase MVPA among Latina churchgoers in the intervention condition relative to the attention-control condition.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Disease||Behavioral: Physical activity Behavioral: Cancer screening||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||436 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Promoting Physical Activity in Churchgoing Latinas: Fe en Acción (Faith in Action)|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 11, 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 21, 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 21, 2015|
Experimental: Physical activity
Latinas exposed to multi-level Faith in Action intervention promoting physical activity.
Behavioral: Physical activity
Promotoras led 6 free physical activity (PA) classes per week (2 walking groups, 2 cardio dance, and 2 strength training) at participating churches randomized to the intervention condition. Classes included prayer, warm-up, moderate-to-vigorous PA, cool-down, followed by discussion of a monthly health handout. Participants received copies of the handouts each month by mail, which promoted healthy PA habits. Promotoras conducted up to 5 motivational interviewing calls with each participant over the 2-year intervention using a guide to evaluate participants' PA engagement, barriers to being active, and solutions to those barriers. Promotoras advocated for changes to the social and built environments of the churches and surrounding neighborhoods in order to promote PA and healthy behaviors.
Active Comparator: Cancer screening
Latinas exposed to Faith in Action intervention on cancer screening and prevention.
Behavioral: Cancer screening
Promotoras provided a 6-session group-based workshop series on cancer screening and prevention (breast, cervical, colorectal, and skin cancers) at participating churches randomized to the attention-control condition. Participants received informational handouts developed by American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute to reinforce learning in addition to lists of local cancer screening resources. Promotoras conducted up to 4 motivational interviewing calls with each participant over the 2-year intervention to encourage screening, help overcome barriers to screening, and provide support for goals.
- Accelerometer-based Moderate-to-vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) [ Time Frame: assessed at Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities, month 12 reported ]Change from baseline in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity as assessed by accelerometer
- Self-report Leisure-time MVPA [ Time Frame: assessed at Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities, month 12 reported ]Change from baseline in self-reported leisure-time moderate-to-vigorous physical activity
- Body Mass Index (BMI) [ Time Frame: assessed at Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities, month 12 reported ]Change from baseline in body mass index (BMI)
- Waist Circumference [ Time Frame: assessed at Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities, month 12 reported ]Change from baseline in waist circumference
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01776632
|United States, California|
|San Diego State University Research Foundation|
|San Diego, California, United States, 92123|
|Principal Investigator:||Elva M Arredondo, PhD||San Diego State University|