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Promoting Organizational Capacity to Implement Cancer Control Programs Among Latino Churches (CRUZA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01740219
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 4, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2019
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jennifer Allen, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:
This research study aims to develop an organizational-level intervention to enable communities to adopt, adapt, implement and sustain evidence-based interventions (EBIs) to address cancer disparities among Latinos. The investigators partner with faith-based organizations, since they play a highly prominent role in Latino community life. This three-phase study will: (1) improve understanding of the organizational infrastructure, skills and resources required by Latino churches to implement EBIs for cancer control, (2) develop a capacity-building intervention; and (3) test the intervention's effectiveness in a randomized trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cancer Behavioral: Capacity Enhancement Behavioral: Standard Dissemination Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 348 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Promoting the Utilization of Cancer Early Detection Methods Among Latinos in Church: a Faith-based Approach
Actual Study Start Date : September 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Capacity Enhancement Behavioral: Capacity Enhancement
Churches in the Capacity Enhancement intervention will be invited to work with CRUZA staff over the course of a three month intervention to implement health promotion activities in their church and participate in capacity-building educational workshops. Participants may also receive technical assistance from Health Educators in order to implement their cancer education activities.

Active Comparator: Standard Dissemination Behavioral: Standard Dissemination
Churches in the Standard Dissemination arm will receive program materials with information about cancer prevention/early detection and health resources.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Implementation [ Time Frame: 3-months ]
    Number and types of interventions offered

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parishes eligible for the Randomized trial are those that are: Roman Catholic, located in Massachusetts, offer religious services in Spanish, and have taken part in the organizational survey.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not Roman Catholic, not located in Massachusetts, don't offer religious services in Spanish, and have not participated in the organizational survey.

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United States, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02125
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts, United States, 02144
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
University of Massachusetts, Boston
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Principal Investigator: Jennifer D Allen, ScD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Maria Idali Torres, PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Jennifer Allen, Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01740219    
Other Study ID Numbers: 19674
First Posted: December 4, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 20, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019
Keywords provided by Jennifer Allen, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Health promotion
Religion and medicine
Hispanic Americans
Randomized controlled trial
Program evaluation
Neoplasms/prevention & control
Mass screening
Preventive Health Services/methods