Tu Salud Si Cuenta Media Campaign (TSSC)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00788879|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 11, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 9, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Obesity Diabetes||Behavioral: TSSC Behavioral: TSSC Randomized Behavioral Intervention for weight loss||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||3100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of a Media Campaign: Tu Salud Si Cuenta|
|Study Start Date :||February 2003|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2013|
This study arm is located in Brownsville, Texas. This community is exposed to the TSSC media messages as well as may be visited by the lay health workers and see the built environment changes
The intervention community is exposed to the media messages of the TSSC campaign. Residents of this community also receive the lay health worker visits as well as benefit from the positive built environment changes.
Behavioral: TSSC Randomized Behavioral Intervention for weight loss
We will enroll up to 200 weight-loss challenge participants to receive text messages on personal mobile phones throughout the challenge. Consent and enrollment in the trial will take place at registration for the weight-loss community challenge in the language of their choice. Recruited participants will be randomly assigned to a group after consenting to the study and the timing and content of text messages will vary according to group assignment (Groups A - D).
Group A will receive weekly reminders for upcoming weigh-in events. Group B will receive the same weekly reminders but will also receive one-way messages every two weeks providing the participant motivational messages/topics and weight loss health tips. Group C will receive the same text messages as Group B but will also receive weekly prompts to self-monitor weight status. Group D will receive the same text messages as Group C plus daily prompts that will act as a guide for the participant to monitor behavior changes.
No Intervention: 2
The control group is located in Laredo. This community is not exposed to the TSSC messages nor does the campaign work to actively change the built environment or use lay health workers to share physical activity and nutrition information.
- Physical Activity [ Time Frame: baseline, yr. 3, post-intervention ]
- Fruit and Vegetable Intake [ Time Frame: baseline, yr. 3, post-intervention ]
- Waist circumference [ Time Frame: baseline, yr. 3, post-intervention ]
- Hip circumference [ Time Frame: baseline, yr. 3, post-intervention ]
- Confirmed Awareness: Confirmation of recognition of messages [ Time Frame: baseline, third year, post-intervention ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00788879
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Brownsville Regional Campus|
|Brownsville, Texas, United States, 78521|
|Principal Investigator:||Belinda M Reininger, DrPH||University of Texas Houston Health Science Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Kevin Hwang, MD||University of Texas Medical School|