Promoting Physical Activity in Churchgoing Latinas
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01776632|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 28, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 10, 2017
The low prevalence of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among adult Latinas likely contributes to the high rates of cancer and other chronic diseases in this population. The goals of the current study, based largely upon the core principles of the Social Ecological Model, are to design, implement, and evaluate an innovative multi-level intervention promoting physical activity among churchgoing Latinas.
The evidenced-based intervention targets three "tiers" of environmental influences (i.e., church, immediate neighborhood surrounding the church, and community) on activity, as well as MVPA-related personal factors (i.e.., intra/interpersonal, cultural, and perceived environmental variables). The physical activity intervention will be compared with an attention-control condition providing health education on cancer prevention and control via screening.
Sixteen churches will be randomly assigned to either the physical activity intervention or the attention-control condition. The primary aim of the study is to determine whether a multi-level intervention will increase MVPA among Latina churchgoers in the intervention condition relative to the attention-control condition.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Disease||Behavioral: Physical activity Behavioral: Cancer prevention||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||436 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Promoting Physical Activity in Churchgoing Latinas: Fe en Acción (Faith in Action)|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 11, 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 21, 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 21, 2015|
Experimental: Physical activity
Latinas exposed to multi-level Fe en Acción intervention promoting physical activity.
Behavioral: Physical activity
Promotoras provide appraisal support and negotiate behavior change goals with individual participants; provide instrumental support by organizing and leading physical activity classes within the churches and nearby church community; and advocate for church and neighborhood environmental changes that support increased moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.
Active Comparator: Cancer prevention
Latinas exposed to Fe en Acción intervention on general topics related to cancer prevention and control.
Behavioral: Cancer prevention
Promotoras provide workshop series on cancer prevention and control within the churches and nearby church community.
- Change from baseline in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity as assessed by accelerometer and self-report [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities ]
- Change in Body Mass Index [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities ]
- Change in Waist Circumference [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities ]
- Change in Cardiovascular Fitness Level [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities ]Submaximal Step Test
- Change in Intrapersonal Mediators of PA [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities ]The current study examines the following potential mediators of PA: self-efficacy for being physically active; benefits to PA; enjoyment of PA; and barriers to PA via self-report survey items.
- Change in Interpersonal Mediators of PA [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities ]The current study examines social support for PA via self-report survey items.
- Change in Environmental Mediators of PA [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities ]The current study examines the following environmental mediators of PA including perceived environment via self-report, as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and direct observational measures of built environment changes targeted in the intervention.
- Change in Potential Cultural Moderators on Latinas' PA [ Time Frame: Baseline, 12 and 24 months following implementation of intervention activities ]The current study examines the moderating influence of factors that characterize the Latino culture (religious beliefs, acculturation and demographics).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01776632
|United States, California|
|San Diego State University Research Foundation|
|San Diego, California, United States, 92123|
|Principal Investigator:||Elva M Arredondo, PhD||San Diego State University|