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The Church as a Bridge to Deliver Health Resources Via Telehealth

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 16, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2017
Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative
MSU Extension- Stone County
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Southern Mississippi

Brief Summary:
The proposed Church Bridge intervention project will provide an innovative, evidence-based and technology supported, health intervention model for Southern, African American, and rural populations who continue to be disparately burdened by obesity and associated co-morbidities (i.e., hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease). By targeting young adults (21-50 years of age) with families, the project will contribute to the long-term reduction of preventable chronic disease and related health care costs for the public.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Diet, Food, and Nutrition Church Healthcare Disparities Minority Health Mobile Health Telehealth Community-based Participatory Research Primary Health Care Weight Loss Programs Health Behavior Behavioral: Church Bridge Project Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 31 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Church as a Bridge to Deliver Health Resources Via Telehealth to Alleviate Obesity and Chronic Disease Disparities in Rural African Americans of Mississippi
Actual Study Start Date : June 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2017

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Weight Control

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Weight loss program
Participants will attend a 12 session weight loss program accompanied by maintenance support delivered by a church. Program will include peer education, telenutrition counseling and mobile health feedback.
Behavioral: Church Bridge Project
Community-based participatory research combining efforts of academic researchers, church leaders, primary care providers and community stakeholders.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in weight at six months [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI >/=30
  • Must have elementary aged child (5-11 years) in household

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any health condition where weight loss is contraindicated
  • Complicated disease states (ie., advanced renal disease or heart failure)
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Responsible Party: University of Southern Mississippi Identifier: NCT02773069    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R15MD010213-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 16, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Weight Loss
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Body Weight Changes