Radio Stories About Children's Healthy Eating and Exercise
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02139787|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 15, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hypertension Obesity||Other: Radio Story Other: Control -listened to a brochure||Not Applicable|
Given the high rate of hypertension and obesity 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 hypertension and obesity for Somali, Latino, and Hmong families with children.
Methods: SoLaHmo community researchers interviewed 7 families (3 Somali, 2 Latino, and 2 Hmong) who have successfully implemented lifestyle changes to prevent or manage hypertension or obesity, and then create 6 "radio stories" (2 per ethnic community) based on the families' experiences. To test the stories, we are conducting a two-arm trial that includes 146 participants (obesity: 68, hypertension: 78; 44 Hmong, 49 Latino, and 53 Somali participants). Effectiveness and acceptability of the program will be tested with pre-and post questionnaires.
Anticipated Results: Higher rates of satisfaction, increased knowledge, and increased intention to change healthful lifestyle behaviors 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 :||146 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 :||January 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2014|
Experimental: Radio Story
Participants listen to a radio story about a family's' success with preventing or managing hypertension or obesity through diet and physical activity; the focus was for the entire family to implement healthful lifestyle behaviors so the children can learn as well.
Other: Radio Story
Active Comparator: Control -listened to a brochure
Participants received an audio version of a standard brochure about hypertension or obesity prevention.
Other: Control -listened to a brochure
- 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: 'From baseline to flow-up which is 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 hypertension and obesity. In the baseline survey they were questions pertaining to demographics and dietary and physical activity behaviors.
- Concern about hypertension and obesity [ Time Frame: Baseline and follow-up (immediately after listening to the health information) ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02139787
|United States, Minnesota|
|West Side Clinic and Community|
|Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States|
|Principal Investigator:||Chrisa Arcan, PhD, MHS, MBA, RD||Medical School, University of Minnesota|