Promoting Organizational Capacity to Implement Cancer Control Programs Among Latino Churches (CRUZA)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2013 by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : December 4, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 23, 2013
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

November 30, 2012
December 4, 2012
August 23, 2013
September 2011
September 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Implementation [ Time Frame: 3-months ]
Number and types of interventions offered
Same as current
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Promoting Organizational Capacity to Implement Cancer Control Programs Among Latino Churches
Promoting the Utilization of Cancer Early Detection Methods Among Latinos in Church: a Faith-based Approach
This research study aims to develop an organizational-level intervention to enable communities to adopt, adapt, implement and sustain evidence-based interventions (EBIs) to address cancer disparities among Latinos. The investigators partner with faith-based organizations, since they play a highly prominent role in Latino community life. This three-phase study will: (1) improve understanding of the organizational infrastructure, skills and resources required by Latino churches to implement EBIs for cancer control, (2) develop a capacity-building intervention; and (3) test the intervention's effectiveness in a randomized trial.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Behavioral: Capacity Enhancement
    Churches in the Capacity Enhancement intervention will be invited to work with CRUZA staff over the course of a three month intervention to implement health promotion activities in their church and participate in capacity-building educational workshops. Participants may also receive technical assistance from Health Educators in order to implement their cancer education activities.
  • Behavioral: Standard Dissemination
    Churches in the Standard Dissemination arm will receive program materials with information about cancer prevention/early detection and health resources.
  • Experimental: Capacity Enhancement
    Intervention: Behavioral: Capacity Enhancement
  • Experimental: Standard Dissemination
    Intervention: Behavioral: Standard Dissemination
Allen JD, Torres MI, Tom LS, Leyva B, Galeas AV, Ospino H. Dissemination of evidence-based cancer control interventions among Catholic faith-based organizations: results from the CRUZA randomized trial. Implement Sci. 2016 May 18;11(1):74. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0430-6.

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Unknown status
Same as current
September 2013
September 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parishes eligible for the Randomized trial are those that are: Roman Catholic, located in Massachusetts, offer religious services in Spanish, and have taken part in the organizational survey.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not Roman Catholic, not located in Massachusetts, don't offer religious services in Spanish, and have not participated in the organizational survey.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
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United States
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Principal Investigator: Jennifer D Allen, ScD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Maria Idali Torres, PhD University of Massachusetts, Boston
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
August 2013

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