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Nutrition and Physical Activity Counseling for Nontraditional College Students

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01412099
First Posted: August 9, 2011
Last Update Posted: February 6, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lisa M. Quintiliani, Boston Medical Center
  Purpose
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the effectiveness of two methods of delivering information about nutrition and physical activity to non-traditional college students. Participants will receive either a printed feedback report alone, or the feedback report in addition to a series of phone calls from a peer counselor. The peer counselors will provide nutrition and physical activity counseling using motivational interviewing techniques. Nutrition and physical activity outcomes will be measured for both groups and compared.

Condition Intervention
Health Behavior Behavioral: peer counseling Behavioral: Feedback report

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Feasibility of a Health Promotion Program for Nontraditional College Students

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Further study details as provided by Lisa M. Quintiliani, Boston Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • physical activity and diet behaviors (fruit and vegetable intake, sugary drink intake, and fast food intake) [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Feedback report plus peer counseling Behavioral: peer counseling
Participants receive 3 phone calls from a peer counselor to deliver counseling using motivational interviewing techniques focused on diet and physical activity behaviors over a 6 week period.
Behavioral: Feedback report
Participants receive a one-page printed feedback report displaying their current levels of nutrition and physical activity behaviors and tips for meeting recommended guidelines.
Experimental: Feedback report Behavioral: Feedback report
Participants receive a one-page printed feedback report displaying their current levels of nutrition and physical activity behaviors and tips for meeting recommended guidelines.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student at UMass Boston,
  • Have completed high school,
  • 24yrs old or older AND/OR part time students,
  • Noncompliant in at least 1 of 4 behaviors: fruit & vegetable intake, sugar sweetened beverage intake, fast food intake, or physical activity),
  • Willing to randomized into either study group,
  • Be able to give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have any contraindications to physical activity
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01412099


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02125
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lisa M Quinitiliani, PhD, RD Boston Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lisa M. Quintiliani, PhD, Boston Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01412099     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R03CA139943 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
NCI-2011-00671 ( Registry Identifier: NCI CLinical Trials Reporting Program )
First Submitted: August 5, 2011
First Posted: August 9, 2011
Last Update Posted: February 6, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012

Keywords provided by Lisa M. Quintiliani, Boston Medical Center:
Exercise
Fast Foods
Fruits
Vegetables
Beverages
Non-traditional college students
Motivational Interviewing
Peer Counselors
Cancer Prevention