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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2013 by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: November 30, 2012
Last updated: August 21, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
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 Intervention
Cancer Behavioral: Capacity Enhancement Behavioral: Standard Dissemination

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Promoting the Utilization of Cancer Early Detection Methods Among Latinos in Church: a Faith-based Approach

Further study details as provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 348
Study Start Date: September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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.
Experimental: 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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01740219

United States, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02125
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Principal Investigator: Jennifer D Allen, ScD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Maria Idali Torres, PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT01740219     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 19674
Study First Received: November 30, 2012
Last Updated: August 21, 2013

Keywords provided by 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
Organizations processed this record on August 23, 2017