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Promoting Physical Activity In High Poverty Neighborhoods

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01925404
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 19, 2013
Results First Posted : June 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
AltaMed Health Services
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
RAND

Brief Summary:
Encouraging greater levels of physical activity is critical to improving health among Americans, who are largely sedentary. Neighborhood parks are resources for physical activity that are available to most Americans within a couple miles of their homes, yet many residents are unaware of the programs and facilities available. Previous research indicates that park use is related to park programming and outreach. Because funding for parks is limited, low-cost interventions are needed to attract more people to parks to engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. While many community-based organizations would like to invest in efforts that increase physical activity, few low-cost park programs are documented to be both scalable and cost-effective. Effective programs that can be replicated to make population-level impacts are needed. The goal of this study is to develop and test 2 low-cost community-level approaches, free exercise classes vs. a frequent user program, to promoting physical activity, singly and in combination, in 48 park settings in Los Angeles low-income neighborhoods.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Physical Activity Behavioral: Free physical activity classes Behavioral: Frequent User Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 48 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Promoting Physical Activity In High Poverty Neighborhoods
Actual Study Start Date : June 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Frequent User Arm
Park users will be able to earn rewards or prizes by coming more frequently to the park
Behavioral: Frequent User
Participants can become eligible for prizes by visiting the park more frequently

Experimental: Free Physical Activity Classes/programs
We will offer at least 100 free physical activity classes at the park
Behavioral: Free physical activity classes
100 hours of free activity classes will be provided

Experimental: Combined arm
We will offer free classes and the frequent user program at the park
Behavioral: Free physical activity classes
100 hours of free activity classes will be provided

Behavioral: Frequent User
Participants can become eligible for prizes by visiting the park more frequently

No Intervention: Control
Business as usual, no special physical activity programs offered



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage Change in Park-based Physical Activity [ Time Frame: difference between baseline and follow-up (1 year) ]
    Physical activity was measured in MET-hours (Metabolic equivalents)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Park Use (% Change) [ Time Frame: baseline versus 1 year ]
    We will count the number of parks users and compare differences between the number counted at baseline to the number counted at follow-up



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

Inclusion Criteria: Parks are in low-income neighborhoods; individuals visit parks and/or live within 1 mile radius of the park; -

Exclusion Criteria: Parks are not in low income neighborhoods; individuals do not visit the park and do not live within a 1 mile radius


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01925404


Locations
United States, California
RAND
Santa Monica, California, United States, 90407
Sponsors and Collaborators
RAND
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
AltaMed Health Services
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Deborah A Cohen, MD, MPH RAND
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by RAND:
Study Protocol  [PDF] October 10, 2013
Statistical Analysis Plan  [PDF] September 26, 2017


Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: RAND
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01925404     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-0692-AM02
R01HL114283 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: August 19, 2013    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: June 19, 2018
Last Update Posted: June 19, 2018
Last Verified: May 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: May be available upon request as appropriate. We have response data from park users and residents living within one mile of enrolled parks. Interested researchers should contact the PI

Keywords provided by RAND:
Physical activity
parks
programming
public health