The GoodNEWS Lifestyle Enhancement Program (GoodNEWS)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2010 by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 30, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2010
Information provided by:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Brief Summary:
This study will train Lay Health Promoters (LHPs) from African-American churches to administer healthy living lessons and activities to their congregations in order to improve overall health and address cardiovascular disease. The primary hypothesis is that LHP training combined with a well supported maintenance strategy will be more effective than LHP training alone in reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiovascular Disease Hypertension Diabetes Obesity Behavioral: Lay Health Promoter (LHP) with maintenance Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The GoodNEWS Trial is an 18-month effectiveness trial with an 18-month extended maintenance study, among 20 African-American and low-income congregations participating in the GoodNEWS faith-based lay health promotion program. After training, congregations will be randomized to either GoodNEWS with a health maintenance intervention (GoodNEWS-I) or GoodNEWS program alone (GoodNEWS-PA). The maintenance intervention combines elements of the medical care model and features of community-based support. Primary data collection will occur at baseline, 18, and 36 months with the two primary outcomes being levels of physical activity as measured by 7- Day Physical Activity Recall (PAR) and dietary change as measured by the Diet History Questionnaire (DHQ). The primary hypothesis is that the maintenance group will significantly increase physical activity and healthy eating behavior compared to the program only group. We also hypothesize that lipoprotein and glucose levels, and blood pressure will be significantly improved over baseline in the GoodNEWS-I group and that these changes will be significantly greater than in the GoodNEWS-PA group. At the end of the trial, both groups will continue in an 18-month extended maintenance study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 400 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The GoodNEWS (Genes, Nutrition, Exercise, Wellness, and Spiritual Growth) Trial
Study Start Date : September 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2012

Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Lay Health Promoter (LHP) with maintenance
    Lay Health Promoters (LHPs) and their congregations will join an existing social and organizational support network, comprised of LHPs and congregations who are part of an active community health improvement collaborative.
    Other Names:
    • Faith-Based Intervention
    • Faith-Based Program

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Diet History Questionnaire; 7 - Day Physical Activity Recall [ Time Frame: Baseline, 18 months, and 36 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood pressure; Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides; Glucose level; Hemoglobin A1C (Diabetics only) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 18-months, and 36 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Member of selected church congregations in the predominantly African-American geographical area of Dallas, Texas, known as South Dallas or the Southern Sector.
  • Between the ages of 18 -70 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Anyone under the age of 18
  • Anyone who is not an active member of one of the participating churches

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00669630

Contact: Mark J. DeHaven, Ph.D. 214-648-2974
Contact: Natalie Hsieh, M.S. 214-648-2012

United States, Texas
UT Southwestern Medical Center Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Contact: Mark J. DeHaven, Ph.D.    214-648-2974   
Contact: Janice Rookstool, MA    214-648-2973   
Principal Investigator: Mark J. DeHaven, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Mark J. DeHaven, Ph.D. UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mark J. DeHaven, Ph.D., Chief, Division of Community Health Sciences, UT Southwestern Medical Center Identifier: NCT00669630     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01HL087768 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R01HL087768-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 30, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 12, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010

Keywords provided by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center:
Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR)
Vulnerable population
High-risk population
Health Disparities
Clinical Trial

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases