SoLaHmo Radio Stories About Children's Healthy Eating and Exercise
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02135328|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 9, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Type 2 Diabetes||Behavioral: Radio Story Behavioral: Audio brochure||Not Applicable|
Given the high rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus (diabetes) in minority and immigrant communities, implementing culturally and linguistically appropriate health promotion activities that improve families' diet and physical activity behaviors is imperative. "Radio Stories" is an education entertainment strategy that has significant potential as a health promotion tool. Through a CBPAR process, we aimed to create and test the effectiveness and acceptability of "SoLaHmo Radio Stories" about changing knowledge and behaviors to prevent or manage diabetes for Somali, Latino, and Hmong families.
Methods: SoLaHmo community researchers interview 3 families (1 Somali, 1 Latino, and 1 Hmong) who have successfully implemented lifestyle changes to prevent or manage diabetes, and then create 3 "radio stories" based on the families' experiences. To test the stories, we are conducting a two-arm trial that includes intervention groups (20 people per community) that listen to the radio stories and control groups (20 people per community) that receive a brochure with similar information (N=120). Effectiveness and acceptability of the program will be tested with pre-and post questionnaires.
Anticipated Results: Higher rates of satisfaction, increased knowledge, and intention to change in participants receiving the radio stories, as compared to control group participants, will indicate radio story program effectiveness and acceptability.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||123 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||Somali, Latino & Hmong Radio Stories About Children's Healthy Eating and Exercise: A SoLaHmo Pilot Study|
|Study Start Date :||September 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2013|
Experimental: Radio Story
Participants listen to a radio story about a family's' success with preventing or managing type 2 diabetes through diet and physical activity; the focus was for the entire family to implement healthful lifestyle behaviors so the children can learn as well.
Behavioral: Radio Story
For the purposes of this study a "Radio Story" is an audio recorded story of about a family's success story about type 2 diabetes mellitus prevention and management.
Active Comparator: Audio brochure
Participants received an audio version of a standard brochure about type 2 diabetes prevention and management.
Behavioral: Audio brochure
The control participants listened to an adio version of a standard brochure about prevention and management of type 2 diabetes.
- Acceptability and effectiveness of radio stories, a health communication intervention that addresses family eating behaviors and physical activity among immigrant Somali, Latino, and Hmong families [ Time Frame: Intentions to change behavior from baseline to follow-up. After listening to radio story or audio brochure, an average of 25 minutes. ]The baseline and follow-up survey questions to test the "radio stories" included 15 items referring to intentions to change or improve a specific diet, physical activity, and health related behavior. There were four Likert scale response categories, from 'strongly disagree' to 'strongly agree.' In addition, the follow-up survey included questions to assess participant perceptions of the radio stories relating to their emotional connection to the story, relevance with their own experience, believability, and increase awareness and concern about type 2 diabetes.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02135328
|Principal Investigator:||Chrisa Arcan, Ph.D.||University of Minnesota|
|Principal Investigator:||Shannon L Pergament, MPH, MSW||West Side Community Health Services/SoLaHmo Partnership for Health and Wellness|