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Tu Salud Si Cuenta Worksite: Pilot Intervention Study (TSSC Worksite)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00870207
First received: March 26, 2009
Last updated: April 29, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
  Purpose

Building on existing intervention strategies of the Tu Salud Si Cuenta media campaign, this proposed worksite pilot study will be testing a new feature by designing worksite promotion intervention strategies. The purpose of this study is to test the feasibility of a worksite-based physical activity and healthful food choice. The intervention will be among two worksites in the Lower Rio Grande Valley who employ primarily Mexican-American personnel.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Physical Activity
Diet
Stress
Behavioral: Tu Salud Si Cuenta Worksite Intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Tu Salud Si Cuenta Worksite: Pilot Intervention Study

Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary purpose of this pilot study is to test the feasibility of implementing Tu Salud Si Cuenta in a worksite environment. [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: November 2010
Study Completion Date: April 2011
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Immediate Intervention Group
The immediate intervention group will receive the TSSC pilot worksite intervention in the initial 12 week period from the pre-test/enrollment visit.
Behavioral: Tu Salud Si Cuenta Worksite Intervention
The intervention will consist of providing TSSC newsletters to employees of the worksite. Additionally, informational sessions about physical activity and healthful food choice (consistent with the TSSC messages) during work hours will be implemented. Social support groups for the behavior changes will be established thru colleague networks. Individualized behavior change plans will be designed for enrolled participants. Additionally, environmental changes including a well equipped exercise facility on site and access to healthful foods in vending machines and work groups providing fruit and vegetable access in kitchen area will be implemented.
Delayed Intervention Group
The delayed intervention group will receive the TSSC pilot worksite intervention beginning in month 6 of the study (6 months from the enrollment/pre-test visit).
Behavioral: Tu Salud Si Cuenta Worksite Intervention
The intervention will consist of providing TSSC newsletters to employees of the worksite. Additionally, informational sessions about physical activity and healthful food choice (consistent with the TSSC messages) during work hours will be implemented. Social support groups for the behavior changes will be established thru colleague networks. Individualized behavior change plans will be designed for enrolled participants. Additionally, environmental changes including a well equipped exercise facility on site and access to healthful foods in vending machines and work groups providing fruit and vegetable access in kitchen area will be implemented.

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women who are full- or part-time employees of either State Department of Public health Region 11 Harlingen Office or City of Brownsville.
  • Persons of any racial/ethnic group aged between 18-65 years.
  • Persons who are comfortable communicating in English (speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Persons who are cleared by a physician for participation in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Persons older than 65 years or younger than 18 years.
  • Persons not currently employed with either of the two worksite partners.
  • Persons who are not medically cleared by personal physician.
  • Persons who are not comfortable communicating in English (speaking, reading, and writing).
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00870207

Locations
United States, Texas
City of Brownsville
Brownsville, Texas, United States, 78520
State Department of Public Health Region 11 Harlingen Office
Harlingen, Texas, United States, 78550
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Belinda Reininger, DrPH University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health - Brownsville Regional Campus
  More Information

Publications:
Wang, Y., Beydoun, M.A., Liang, L., Cabellero, B., Kumanyuika, S.K. Will all Americans become overweight or obese? Estimating the progression and cost of the US obesity epidemic. Obesity, 2008; 16: 2323-2330
Wolfinger, R. & O'Connell, M. (1993). Generalized linear mixed effects models: A pseudo-likelihood approach. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 48, 233-243.

Responsible Party: Belinda Reininger, DrPH. - School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Brownsville Regional Campus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00870207     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-SPH-09-0023, HSC-SPH-09-0023
Study First Received: March 26, 2009
Last Updated: April 29, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:
Feasibility of implementing TSSC in worksite environment

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 20, 2014