An Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Among African American Women

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00473044
First received: May 10, 2007
Last updated: December 29, 2008
Last verified: December 2008

May 10, 2007
December 29, 2008
April 2006
January 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change in weekly steps walked as measured by pedometer [ Time Frame: 10 weeks and 6 months ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00473044 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Change in weekly metabolic equivalents expended in physical activity [ Time Frame: 10 weeks and 6 months ]
  • Change in blood pressure, weight, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol [ Time Frame: 10 weeks and 6 months ]
Same as current
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An Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Among African American Women
An Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Among African American Women

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether a faith-based curriculum delivered in small groups, and emphasizing goal setting along with mutual responsibility, increases physical activity.

Sedentary lifestyles are common among older adults in the United States, especially among minority women. Regular physical activity in older adults has been shown to prevent falls, maintain functional status, prevent both dementia and osteoporosis, and decrease mortality. A review of the literature has shown that current research approaches using exercise classes as the only means of behavior change are ineffective and do not produce long-term sustainable improvement. This study is testing a culturally appropriate behavior modification intervention using 1) group prayer, 2) the development of social support and mutual responsibility for exercise, and 3) group problem solving activities to increase aerobic and strength-related activities among older African American women.

Participants randomized into the intervention arm receive a 45-minute curriculum session and a 45 minute exercise class, while those randomized into the control arm receive a 45 minute session of interactive lectures on unrelated health topics along with the 45 minute exercise class. The exercise class includes both aerobic exercise and strength training using hand-held weights.

Data is collected from pedometers worn by participants, as well as from questionnaires before and after the intervention. Blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol are measured before and after the intervention.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Inactivity
Behavioral: Sisters in Motion
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Completed
104
January 2008
January 2008   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age greater than 60 years
  • Female
  • African American

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of walker for ambulation
  • Positive response on a modified Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire, indicating potential risk of engaging in activity
  • Withdrawal by primary physician
Female
60 Years and older
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00473044
AG0085, R01 AG024460
No
Obidiugwu Kenrik Duru, MD, MS, University of California, Los Angeles
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
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Principal Investigator: Obidiugwu Kenrik Duru, MD David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
December 2008

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