Effectiveness of SisterTalk Hartford for Weight Loss Among African-American Women

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford CT
Brown University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Judith Fifield, University of Connecticut Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01282749
First received: January 21, 2011
Last updated: May 27, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of the SisterTalk Hartford study was to assess whether a theoretically- and scientifically-based, culturally acceptable weight loss program could be effectively translated into a faith-based program and subsequently delivered in the church to help African-American women lose weight.


Condition Intervention
Overweight
Obesity
Behavioral: SisterTalk Hartford
Behavioral: Attention control video series

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Hospitals-Churches Partnership for Health Project: SisterTalk Hartford

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Further study details as provided by University of Connecticut Health Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight loss [ Time Frame: assessed 4 times over 2 years, in roughly 6 mo intervals ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in BMI


Enrollment: 322
Study Start Date: October 2002
Study Completion Date: August 2006
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SisterTalk Hartford First
12-week group support and film-based healthy lifestyle education program, including information on healthy nutrition and food preparation, increasing activity and exercise, healthy lifestyle behavior modification, and supportive spiritual materials.
Behavioral: SisterTalk Hartford
12-week group support and film-based healthy lifestyle education program, including information on healthy nutrition and food preparation, increasing activity and exercise, healthy lifestyle behavior modification, and supportive spiritual materials.
SisterTalk Hartford Second
Participants received general film series on healthy lifestyles while waiting to participate in the experimental arm.
Behavioral: Attention control video series
Participants received general film series on healthy lifestyles while waiting to participate in the experimental arm.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI of at least 25.0
  • self-identifies as Black or African-American
  • able to do mild physical activity such as walking or chair exercises

Exclusion Criteria:

  • has insulin dependent diabetes
  • is pregnant, nursing, or had a baby in the past 4 months
  • has ever been treated for an eating disorder (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia)
  • had a heart attack in the past 2 years requiring hospitalization
  • has ever had a stroke
  • has congestive heart failure
  • has uncontrolled hypertension
  • currently participating in another study
  • is on a doctor-prescribed diet that cannot be changed (e.g. very low protein diet for a person in liver failure)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01282749

Locations
United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Connecticut Health Center
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford CT
Brown University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Judith Fifield, PhD University of Connecticut Health Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Judith Fifield, Professor & Director, Ethel Donaghue TRIPP Center, University of Connecticut Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01282749     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: O02-07-003-E, SR0550
Study First Received: January 21, 2011
Last Updated: May 27, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Connecticut Health Center:
Overweight
Obesity
African American
Women
Translational
Faith based
Community based participatory research

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Overweight
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 31, 2014