Evaluating the Effect of Neighborhood Environments on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

This study has been completed.
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University of Colorado, Denver
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00361673
First received: August 4, 2006
Last updated: December 23, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

August 4, 2006
December 23, 2013
September 2006
May 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Effect of the neighborhood environment on the cardiovascular health of residents [ Time Frame: Measured during Years 1 and 2 of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Evaluating the Effect of Neighborhood Environments on Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Reducing CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) Risk and Health Disparities Through Active Living Communities

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the main causes of death in the United States. Research has shown that individuals who maintain an active lifestyle are less likely to develop CVD. This study will examine how neighborhood environments influence CVD risk factors of residents in and around the Stapleton community of Denver, Colorado.

CVD is a major health problem in the United States. Individuals who live in an environment in which it is difficult to maintain an active lifestyle may be more at risk for developing CVD. Because of an increased interest in healthy living, urban planners and architects are now developing neighborhoods that are designed to encourage physical activity. Parks, walking and bicycle trails, wider sidewalks, and community recreation facilities are examples of amenities that are being included in these neighborhoods. By incorporating these enhancements, the Stapleton community in Denver, Colorado has been redeveloped as a more active living environment. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of the neighborhood environment on the cardiovascular health of residents in five racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse neighborhoods in or near the Stapleton community.

In Years 1 and 2 of this study, 200 households from each of the five neighborhoods will be randomly chosen to complete a survey regarding their cardiovascular health, physical activity level, and use and perception of their neighborhood environment and facilities, for a total of 1,000 surveys. Interviews and focus groups with members of the community will also be used to gather information. Additionally, a neighborhood council composed of community members will be formed to study disparities among the five neighborhoods in their use of their neighborhood environments, their physical activity levels, and their cardiovascular risk factors. In Year 2, study researchers will analyze the collected data and distribute the findings within the communities. They will also begin testing culturally and community relevant programs aimed at reducing CVD risk factors.

Observational
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample

Residents of one of the following five neighborhoods in the Greater Stapleton Community: Northeast Park Hill, Greater Park Hill, East Montclair, Stapleton, or Original Aurora

Cardiovascular Diseases
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
1140
May 2009
May 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Live in one of the following five neighborhoods in the Greater Stapleton Community: Northeast Park Hill, Greater Park Hill, East Montclair, Stapleton, or Original Aurora
  • Speak either English or Spanish
Both
18 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00361673
06-0264, R21HL083866, R21 HL083866-01
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University of Colorado, Denver
University of Colorado, Denver
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Principal Investigator: Debbi S. Main, PhD University of Colorado, Denver
University of Colorado, Denver
December 2013

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