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Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Cohort of Latina Women

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: March 15, 2016
Last verified: December 2004
To conduct a cross-sectional study of cardiovascular risk factors in a cohort of Latina women.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: April 1998
Study Completion Date: March 2002
Detailed Description:


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among Latina women (LW) in the United States. Nursing knowledge in the area of CVD and Latina women is currently underdeveloped. Most studies have included Mexican women with limited information on how predictors such as resources, situational, personal, and demographic factors have an effect on the CVD-related dietary practices, physical activity, and exercise practices among Latina women subgroups such as Central American women.


To conduct a cross-sectional and follow-up preliminary intervention study in order to describe and analyze the CVD-related diet, physical activity, and exercise practices predictors in 221 Mexican and Central American women recruited from six counties in Northern California. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with Mexican American and Central American women (ages 40-75) who had at least one risk factor for CVD to answer the following questions: What were the CVD-related risk factors, dietary practices, physical activity, and exercise behaviors in Mexican and Central American women who were 40 to 75 years and who had at least one risk factor for CVD? What was the relationship between predictor variables (resources, situational, personal, and demographic factors) with CVD-related diet practices, physical activity, and exercise behaviors (outcome variables)?, and what were the short and intermediate-term effects of a cardiovascular nursing intervention on diet, physical activity, and exercise? A sample of 221 women was targeted. Data were collected during the first two years of the project to provide substantial research-based information to develop a cardiovascular nursing intervention to support Latina women efforts to promote heart health and prevent CVD. Data were analyzed during the third year and the cardiovascular nursing intervention was developed to determine the short (3 months) and intermediate-term (6 months) effects in the outcome variables. A randomly selected sample of 60 women from the same cohort was randomly assigned to the developed intervention group (n=30 in each group) and to a delayed-intervention control group.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005509

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Teresa Juarbe University of California, San Francisco
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00005509     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5027
R29HL059947 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: March 15, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017