English as a Second Language Health Literacy Program
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04125680|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 14, 2019
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2021
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Health Literacy Language||Behavioral: ESL Health Literacy Classes||Not Applicable|
This Community-Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) aims to:
- Develop a community-based participatory English as a Second Language (ESL) health literacy curriculum for lead exposure that can be used in other locations or programs.
- Determine the outcomes of the curriculum, including changes in knowledge about lead, access to health resources, and health behavioral changes to reduce lead exposure.
- To evaluate the implementation of the ESL health literacy curriculum.
This research focuses on ESL health literacy classes provided to Hispanic adults to reduce lead exposure. This research will use a pilot test with a pre-post test design. The program will last for 8 weeks; with weeks 1 and 8 as the assessment weeks. The curriculum uses pedagogies that move participants from health literacy as functional skill to health literacy as social practice where knowledge is used for empowerment and meaningful change. The goals of this research are to demonstrate increased health literacy knowledge, improved health behaviors, increased access to health services, and improved English language proficiency for Hispanic residents of Flint in relation to lead exposure prevention.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||A pilot trial will be used: study participants will be registered and placed into the program on a first-come, first-served basis. This will result in a study assessing correlation rather than causation.|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Community-Based Participatory English as a Second Language Health Literacy Program to Prevent Lead Exposure in Flint|
|Actual Study Start Date :||May 20, 2021|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2022|
ESL Health Literacy Classes
The program will last 8 weeks with classes held online during evening hours. The curriculum will focus on using pedagogies for health literacy as a practice. Assessments will be administered pre-post intervention.
Behavioral: ESL Health Literacy Classes
The intervention will last 8-weeks, and the first and last classes will be devoted to survey assessments. Participants will be asked to reflect on their health knowledge and behaviors, and how they have changed since starting the program. The curriculum administered during the classes will use pedagogies for health literacy as a practice. It will focus on skills needed to learn about lead exposure in the ESL classroom: (1) vocabulary; (2) grammar; and (3) identifying risk factors, symptoms and preventive strategies. A focus on health literacy as practice will include personal engagement using language in context: (1) role-play interactions about lead exposure prevention; (2) discussing views about risk, and how to talk about it with peers and family members; (3) identifying sources of reliable health information; and (4) learning to ask for support and resources.
- Change in lead exposure prevention behaviors [ Time Frame: baseline and 8-weeks post-treatment ]ESL Hispanic adult learners' lead exposure prevention adherence to the evidence-based recommendations set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for reducing exposure to water containing levels of lead above 15 ppb. Numerical score measured by questions on the Chicago Lead Knowledge Test questionnaire.
- Change in lead exposure prevention knowledge [ Time Frame: baseline and 8-weeks post-treatment ]ESL Hispanic adult learners' lead exposure prevention knowledge of the evidence-based recommendations set by the EPA and the CDC for reducing exposure to water containing levels of lead above 15 ppb. Numerical score measured by questions on the Chicago Lead Knowledge Test questionnaire.
- Change in health literacy level [ Time Frame: baseline and 8-weeks post-treatment ]ESL Hispanic adult learner's health literacy score. Numerical score measured by questions on the Fostering Literacy for Good Health Today (FLIGHT) Nive Desarollando Amplia Salud (VIDAS) Test.
- Change in the use of community health services as measured by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [ Time Frame: baseline and 8-weeks post-treatment ]ESL Hispanic adult learners' use of community health services (e.g. food security and language barriers at the community clinic). Numerical score measured by questions on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
- Change in the use of community health services as measured by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey [ Time Frame: baseline and 8-weeks post-treatment ]ESL Hispanic adult learners' use of community health services (e.g. food security and language barriers at the community clinic). Numerical score measured by questions on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04125680
|Contact: Emily Feuerherm, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|United States, Michigan|
|University of Michigan - Flint||Recruiting|
|Flint, Michigan, United States, 48502|
|Contact: Emily Feuerherm, PhD 810-762-3183 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Emily Feuerherm, PhD||University of Michigan-Flint|