The Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program (AYMP)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01820377|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 28, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 5, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Type 2 Diabetes Obesity||Behavioral: Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||246 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Northern Lights Physical Activity Program for Management of Type 2 Diabetes Early in Life: Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program|
|Study Start Date :||October 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2016|
Experimental: Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program
High school students volunteer as mentors, and develop an after-school program that they then deliver to children in grade 4. The mentors meet twice a week. The first day, they develop an activity plan and decide roles and responsibilities to ensure successful delivery of each activity. The second day, they deliver the program to the grade 4 students, which incorporates a healthy snack, 45-minutes of physical activity, and educational games/activities. Grade 4s act as the intervention group.
Behavioral: Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program
High school students volunteer as mentors, and develop an after-school program that they then deliver to children in grade 4. The mentors meet twice a week. The first day, they develop an activity plan and decide roles and responsibilities to ensure successful delivery of each activity. The second day, they deliver the program to the grade 4s, which incorporates a healthy snack, 45-minutes of physical activity, and educational games/activities. Grade 4s are our intervention group
Other Name: AYMP
No Intervention: Control Group
This group acts as a control, and are not apart of the Aboriginal Youth Mentorship Program
- Waist Circumference [ Time Frame: 5 months ]The primary outcome will be waist circumference measured at the level of the iliac crest. Waist circumference is a clinically relevant outcome as it is a robust predictor of Type 2 Diabetes in youth and other cardiometabolic outcomes in youth.
- Daily Physical Activity [ Time Frame: 5 months ]The secondary outcomes include daily physical activity measured using a pedometer
- Rates of overweight/obesity between groups [ Time Frame: 5 months ]Rates of overweight and obesity between the groups will be measured before and after the intervention
- Self-Efficacy in Peer Interactions [ Time Frame: 5 months ]This scale is designed to measure youths' perceptions of their ability to be successful in social interactions. This includes their ability to be persuasive towards peers in positive ways. The questionnaire contains two subscales that measure social self-efficacy in conflict and non-conflict situations. The subscales can be used separately or combined into a total score.
- Civic Responsibility Survey [ Time Frame: 5 months ]This scale measures youths' community awareness, knowledge, and investment in helping to improve their community.
- Teacher-on-Pupil Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 5 months ]The Teacher on Pupil Questionnaire for the Child Cohort recorded specific information about the Study child, such as temperament, academic performance and school preparedness.
- Parent Lifestyle Behaviours Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 5 months ]Questions about Socioeconomic status, as well as daily physical activity and dietary habits.
- Social Determinants of Health [ Time Frame: 5 months ]The investigators recognize that the structural social determinants of health including income inequality, local wealth, sex and ethnic inequalities are key aspects to adolescent health in Aboriginal adolescents. The investigators also recognize that these are unlikely to change with the AYMP. Therefore the investigators will focus on a series of proximal factors. Using Indigenous approaches (i.e. sharing circles, storytelling) the investigators will explore the influence of the AYMP on (1) respect (a major theme in pilot testing), (2) perceived changes in the school environment, (3) family connectedness, (4) peer influence and (5) health behaviours. If youth prefer to discuss issues in a private setting, opportunities will be provided.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01820377
|Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 3P4|
|Principal Investigator:||Jonathan M McGavock, PhD||University of Manitoba, Manitoba Institute of Child Health|
|Principal Investigator:||Joannie Halas, PhD.||University of Manitoba|