Ola Hou i ka Hula: Hula and Hypertension (Ola Hou)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01995812|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 27, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 27, 2013
Physical activity is an important lifestyle modification for individuals with high blood pressure. It is part of national cardiac care guidelines for hypertension management that recommends, along with prescribing medication, lifestyle modification be promoted for improved dietary intake, and participation in about 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. Native Hawaiians and other Pacific peoples (NHPP) have among the highest risk for the heart disease, with mortality rates twice other ethnic groups. In many minority populations, including NHPP, hypertension develops at an early age, is more severe and is less likely to be controlled. Despite the ability of physical activity to reduce blood pressure, the majority of U.S. population, do not meet physical activity recommendations and new interventions that can improve accessibility and adherence, particularly among at-risk minority populations are needed.
In this research, Hypertension and Hula: Ola Hou Pilot Study, we plan to evaluate a culturally relevant intervention that uses hula and is consistent with the goals of recommended physical activity for improved lifestyle - moderate-intensity, prolonged physical activity cumulatively at about 150 minutes per week. Hula, the traditional dance form of Native Hawaiians, is commonly practiced in Hawai'i as a cultural practice, form of creative expression, and exercise that is structured on controlled, rhythmic movements. Combining aspects of meditation, music, self-awareness with low-impact aerobic exercise, traditional hula may be particularly suitable to individuals with limited mobility and fitness and within the recommended paradigm for exercise training and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD). We anticipate a hula and heart health education program will be particularly appealing to Native Hawaiians and other Pacific people (NHPP) including Pacific Islanders and Filipino who suffer from a significant disparity in cardiovascular health.
Specifically, we will determine if individuals with poorly managed hypertension and randomized to a 12-week hula and heart health education intervention will demonstrate better blood pressure levels, functional capacity, and exercise tolerance (6-minute walk test) than individuals randomized to a usual care group. We will also assess if the individuals in the hula intervention report better health-related quality of life, stress management, perceptions of discrimination, and exercise self efficacy.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hypertension||Behavioral: Hula and heart health education||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||59 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Ola Hou i ka Hula: A Pilot Study to Investigate Hula and Hypertension Control|
|Study Start Date :||March 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2013|
Experimental: Hula and heart health education
12 weeks of hula classes, 2 times a week for one hour. An additional 3 hours of heart health education was given to participants
Behavioral: Hula and heart health education
|No Intervention: Control group|
- Reduction of systolic blood pressure in hypertensive participants [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
- Health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ]Additional surveys given to participants to measure psychosocial factors.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01995812
|United States, Hawaii|
|University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine, Department of Native Hawaiian Health|
|Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96813|