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Increasing Physical Activity Levels in Low-Income Women

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: July 16, 2003
Last updated: January 12, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
Regular physical activity is important for good health. Women, particularly women with low incomes, have many personal barriers to regular physical activity. The purpose of this study is to reduce environmental barriers to physical activity for women in two specific low-income neighborhoods (in Louisville, KY) by providing opportunities for safe physical activity and addressing barriers such as lack of child care. Two groups of women will have pretest information (cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, percent body fat, height, weight, waist and hip measurements) collected and the same information 6 months later at post-test. One group will have access to multiple physical activity opportunities in their neighborhood and at the neighborhood community center. An advanced registered nurse practitioner will facilitate the activity opportunities. The groups will be compared on their pretest and post-test information to see if the group with the physical activity opportunities has increased physical activity as measured by pedometer and self-report questionnaire, and to see if there are changes in the measures tested at pre and post (measures that may be improved by regular physical activity).

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Physical activity opportunities for low-income women

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Environmental Approaches to Reducing Obesity: Increasing Physical Activity Levels in Low-Income Women

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: April 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
live in one of two specific low-income neighborhoods in Louisville, KY
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00065026

United States, Kentucky
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40292
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00065026     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IPALLW (completed)
Study First Received: July 16, 2003
Last Updated: January 12, 2010 processed this record on May 24, 2017