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Community Characteristics and Physical Activity Among Adolescent Girls - Ancillary to TAAG (TAAG2)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00046631
First Posted: October 1, 2002
Last Update Posted: March 13, 2014
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Collaborators:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
San Diego State University
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of South Carolina
University of Maryland
University of Arizona
Tulane University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Deborah Cohen, RAND
  Purpose
To investigate the role of community characteristics in physical activity levels of adolescent girls.

Condition
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Community Characteristics and Physical Activity Among Adolescent Girls

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Deborah Cohen, RAND:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physical activity [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    We examined the association between built environment features and physical activity


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Body Mass Index [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    We examined the association between built environment features and BMI


Enrollment: 1556
Study Start Date: August 2002
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Primary Completion Date: July 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Adolescent girls
Chosen from 6 schools in 6 cities

Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

The NHLBI-funded multi-centered Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG) is a group (school)-randomized controlled intervention trial to increase physical activity among a cohort of sixth grade girls over 2.5 years.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

Because environmental factors can influence the likelihood that a person will engage in physical activity, the study investigates the role of community characteristics in physical activity levels. The research forms an ancillary study to the NHLBI-funded multi-centered Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG), a group (school)-randomized controlled intervention trial to increase physical activity among a cohort of sixth grade girls over 2.5 years. The parent TAAG study will be collecting measures of physical activity using both self-report and CSA accelerometers, small monitors worn at the hip that record acceleration and deceleration of movement without the need for any reporting from the participants. Using a radius of 5 miles around each participating TAAG school and around the homes of each study participant, the investigators plan to use geographic information systems (GIS) to gather information documenting proximity of recreational facilities, street design, population density, population mix (ethnic/age distribution), crime, availability of mass transit, neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES), geographic elevations and topography and types of land use. Using hierarchical linear modeling, with girls nested within neighborhoods, while controlling for individual level factors such as race and socioeconomic status, they plan to investigate the relationship of the environment to individual physical activity. In addition, by following girls over time, they plan to investigate whether the effect of the TAAG intervention will be modified by community characteristics. This study will be unique in its scope of exploring the role of community environments in physical activity across six very different urban, suburban, and rural areas: San Diego, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Baltimore, MD, New Orleans, LA, Tucson, AZ and Columbia, SC.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   11 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
No eligibility criteria
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00046631


Locations
United States, Arizona
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, United States
United States, California
San Diego State University
San Diego, California, United States
United States, Louisiana
Tulane
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
United States, South Carolina
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
RAND
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
San Diego State University
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of South Carolina
University of Maryland
University of Arizona
Tulane University
Investigators
OverallOfficial: Deborah Cohen RAND
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Deborah Cohen, Sr. Natural Scientist, RAND
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00046631     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1188
R01HL071244 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: September 30, 2002
First Posted: October 1, 2002
Last Update Posted: March 13, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014

Keywords provided by Deborah Cohen, RAND:
built environment
parks
retail outlets
adolescent girls
physical activity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases