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Effectiveness of SisterTalk Hartford for Weight Loss Among African-American Women

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01282749
First Posted: January 25, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2014
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Collaborators:
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford CT
Brown University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Judith Fifield, University of Connecticut Health Center
  Purpose
The purpose of the SisterTalk Hartford study was to assess whether a theoretically- and scientifically-based, culturally acceptable weight loss program could be effectively translated into a faith-based program and subsequently delivered in the church to help African-American women lose weight.

Condition Intervention
Overweight Obesity Behavioral: SisterTalk Hartford Behavioral: Attention control video series

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Hospitals-Churches Partnership for Health Project: SisterTalk Hartford

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Judith Fifield, University of Connecticut Health Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight loss [ Time Frame: assessed 4 times over 2 years, in roughly 6 mo intervals ]
    Change in BMI


Enrollment: 322
Study Start Date: October 2002
Study Completion Date: August 2006
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: SisterTalk Hartford First
12-week group support and film-based healthy lifestyle education program, including information on healthy nutrition and food preparation, increasing activity and exercise, healthy lifestyle behavior modification, and supportive spiritual materials.
Behavioral: SisterTalk Hartford
12-week group support and film-based healthy lifestyle education program, including information on healthy nutrition and food preparation, increasing activity and exercise, healthy lifestyle behavior modification, and supportive spiritual materials.
SisterTalk Hartford Second
Participants received general film series on healthy lifestyles while waiting to participate in the experimental arm.
Behavioral: Attention control video series
Participants received general film series on healthy lifestyles while waiting to participate in the experimental arm.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BMI of at least 25.0
  • self-identifies as Black or African-American
  • able to do mild physical activity such as walking or chair exercises

Exclusion Criteria:

  • has insulin dependent diabetes
  • is pregnant, nursing, or had a baby in the past 4 months
  • has ever been treated for an eating disorder (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia)
  • had a heart attack in the past 2 years requiring hospitalization
  • has ever had a stroke
  • has congestive heart failure
  • has uncontrolled hypertension
  • currently participating in another study
  • is on a doctor-prescribed diet that cannot be changed (e.g. very low protein diet for a person in liver failure)
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
United States, Connecticut
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, Connecticut, United States, 06030
Sponsors and Collaborators
UConn Health
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Hartford CT
Brown University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Judith Fifield, PhD UConn Health
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Judith Fifield, Professor & Director, Ethel Donaghue TRIPP Center, University of Connecticut Health Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01282749     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: O02-07-003-E
SR0550 ( Other Identifier: Saint Francis Hospital )
First Submitted: January 21, 2011
First Posted: January 25, 2011
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014

Keywords provided by Judith Fifield, University of Connecticut Health Center:
Overweight
Obesity
African American
Women
Translational
Faith based
Community based participatory research

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms