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Promoting Physical Activity In High Poverty Neighborhoods

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01925404
First Posted: August 19, 2013
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2017
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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
  Purpose
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 Intervention
Physical Activity Behavioral: Free physical activity classes Behavioral: Frequent User

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Promoting Physical Activity In High Poverty Neighborhoods

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Further study details as provided by RAND:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physical activity [ Time Frame: 1 years ]
    We will observe the levels of physical activity that people engage in in park settings


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • number of park users [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    We will count the number of parks users


Enrollment: 5943
Study Start Date: June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2017
Primary Completion Date: October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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

  Contacts and Locations
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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
  More Information

Responsible Party: RAND
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01925404     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2011-0692-AM02
R01HL114283 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: August 15, 2013
First Posted: August 19, 2013
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2017
Last Verified: April 2016
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