Heart Health Study in Washington D.C. to Develop a Community-Based Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention
- Past studies suggest that the best way to improve heart health in the Black community is through community-based programs. Researchers will partner with DC community leaders. They will collect information about the health and health needs of people in mostly Black churches in DC. They will study things that affect heart health, like diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight. They will also study how technology can keep track of activities and health. The information will show the health needs of this church-based community.
- To create an intervention for future programs to improve heart health in African-American churches in Washington, DC.
- Adults ages 19 to 85 who attend one of the study churches.
- Participants will visit their church for a 4-hour health exam. They will have their blood pressure and body measurements taken. They will have a drop of blood taken from their finger with a small needle. This blood will be tested for blood sugar and cholesterol. Participants will be given the results of these tests.
- Participants will answer questions about their health.
- All participants will be given an activity monitor to wear for 1 month. The activity monitor is worn around the wrist. Some participants will also receive an activity monitor that is worn around the waist. Participants will be given instructions on how to wear the activity monitors and follow the results on a website.
- At the end of 1 month, participants will return one device (they can keep the other). They may receive a gift card for completing the study.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Cardiovascular Health and Needs Assessment in Washington D.C. - Development of a Community-Based Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention|
- Prevalence of ideal, intermediate, and poor levels of each of the cardiovascular health factors in a sample population from predominantly African-American churches in Wards 5, 7, and 8 of Washington D.C. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
|Study Start Date:||July 31, 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 30, 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 30, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01927783
|Contact: Valerie Morales-Mitchelll||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Tiffany M Powell-Wiley, M.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Tiffany M Powell-Wiley, M.D.||National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)|