Evaluating the Effect of Neighborhood Environments on Cardiovascular Risk Factors
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00361673|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 8, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 25, 2013
|Condition or disease|
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.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1140 participants|
|Official Title:||Reducing CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) Risk and Health Disparities Through Active Living Communities|
|Study Start Date :||September 2006|
|Primary Completion Date :||May 2009|
|Study Completion Date :||May 2009|
- Effect of the neighborhood environment on the cardiovascular health of residents [ Time Frame: Measured during Years 1 and 2 of the study ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00361673
|United States, Colorado|
|University of Colorado Denver|
|Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045|
|University of Colorado Denver|
|Denver, Colorado, United States, 80217|
|Principal Investigator:||Debbi S. Main, PhD||University of Colorado, Denver|