BAILA: Being Active, Increasing Latinos Healthy Aging

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified June 2014 by University of Illinois at Chicago
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David Xavier Marquez, University of Illinois at Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01988233
First received: November 5, 2013
Last updated: June 5, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
  Purpose

Investigators propose a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the efficacy of the revised 4-month BAILAMOS© program for improving lifestyle PA and health outcomes (physical and cognitive function, self-reported functional limitations, disability) in sedentary older Latinos at risk for disability relative to an attention control group.


Condition Intervention
Mobility Disability
Behavioral: BAILAMOS© Dance Program
Behavioral: Health Education Control Group

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: BAILA: Being Active, Increasing Latinos Healthy Aging

Further study details as provided by University of Illinois at Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Lifestyle Physical Activity [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to post-intervention 4 months to post-intervention 8 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    CHAMPS PA Questionnaire, GT3X Accelerometer


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Physical Function Performance [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to post-intervention 4 months to post-intervention 8 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    400 Meter walk, Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)

  • Cognitive Function [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to post-intervention 4 months to post-intervention 8 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subset of the Uniform Data Set (UDS) of the National Institute on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Center Program

  • Self-Reported Functional Limitations [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to post-intervention 4 months to post-intervention 8 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Function Subscale of Late Life Function & Disability Instrument


Estimated Enrollment: 332
Study Start Date: March 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BAILAMOS© Dance Program
BAILAMOS© Dance Program + Maintenance Program: includes a 4-month twice-weekly adoption phase and a 4-month twice-weekly maintenance phase. Each month during adoption a new dance style is introduced by a professional dance instructor. During the 4-month maintenance phase an indigenous dance leader, trained by the professional dance instructor, will lead dance with participants twice per week
Behavioral: BAILAMOS© Dance Program
Experimental: Health Education Control Group
Health Education Control Group: Sedentary older Latinos randomly assigned to the health education control group will participate in classes developed for older adults and offered by the University of Illinois Extension. All classes are conducted in Spanish by extension staff using Spanish-language materials. Classes will meet one day per week for two hours, to provide equitable social contact as the treatment group.
Behavioral: Health Education Control Group

Detailed Description:

Older Latinos comprised 7% of the older adult population in 2002, but are expected to constitute 20% by 2050. Physical activity (PA) can influence potential declines in the health outcomes of physical and cognitive function that lead to functional limitations (self-reported restrictions in performance) and disability (functional limitations placed in a social context). Unfortunately, Latinos aged 65-74 are 46% less likely to engage in leisure time PA than older non-Latino whites and little is known about PA maintenance among ethnic minorities compared to non-Latino whites. In part as a result of low levels of PA, the physical and cognitive function of older Latinos is poor relative to older non-Latino whites.

Participation in PA has substantial potential to help older Latinos maintain both physical and cognitive function as they age. Walking and dancing are the two most commonly reported forms of PA among older Latinos. However, urban older Latinos cite unsafe neighborhoods and extreme weather conditions as significant barriers to walking. Dance is a widely popular form of PA among Latinos of all ages, and holds considerable promise as a culturally appropriate form of PA that challenges individuals both physically and cognitively. To date, PA programs designed for older Latinos are lacking. BAILAMOS© is an innovative dance program that has been developed by Dr. Marquez (PI) based on focus group input from older community-dwelling Latinos and in collaboration with an accomplished Latin dance instructor.

Investigators propose a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the efficacy of the revised 4-month BAILAMOS© program for improving lifestyle PA and health outcomes (physical and cognitive function, self-reported functional limitations, disability) in sedentary older Latinos at risk for disability relative to an attention control group. Investigators will also test whether lifestyle PA and health outcomes can be maintained over an additional 4-months through BAILAMOS© maintenance activities, which include using indigenous dance leaders. This study will use an RCT (N=166 Treatment, 166 Control) with a health education control group that will allow investigators to examine the adoption of PA and its impact on health outcomes (first 4 months), and the short-term maintenance of PA and its impact on health outcomes (8 months) among older Latinos.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age > 55 years old
  • self-identification as Latino/Hispanic
  • ability to speak Spanish
  • participation in <3 day/week of aerobic exercise
  • at risk for disability
  • adequate cognitive status as assessed by the Mini Mental State Examination
  • danced < 2 times/month over the past 12 months
  • willingness to be randomly assigned to treatment or control group
  • no plans to leave the country for more than two consecutive weeks over the next year

Exclusion Criteria:

  • uncontrolled cardiovascular disease
  • uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  • pacemaker in situ
  • severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • recent healing or unhealed fracture(s)
  • use of an assistance device to walk (cane, walker, or wheelchair)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01988233

Contacts
Contact: Maria L Caceres, BS (312) 996-9635 cacemari@uic.edu
Contact: David X Marquez, PhD (312) 996-1209 marquezd@uic.edu

Locations
United States, Illinois
West Town Senior Center Active, not recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60622
Pilsen Senior Center Active, not recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60608
Kelvyn Park Senior Center Active, not recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60641
Villa Guadalupe Senior Services, Inc. Recruiting
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60617
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Completed
Melrose Park, Illinois, United States, 60160
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Illinois at Chicago
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: David Xavier Marquez, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01988233     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R01NR013151, 1R01NR013151
Study First Received: November 5, 2013
Last Updated: June 5, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Illinois at Chicago:
Physical activity
Dance
Latinos
Aging
Older adults
Health disparities

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014