“Hans Kai Trial: an Evaluation of a Peer-led Preventative Health Intervention”
The Hans Kai trial is a randomized wait-list controlled trial looking at the impact of the Hans Kai program, a peer-led, self-sustaining preventative health program that empower participants to take control of their health with social support. The interventions consists of a health school to develop health knowledge and skills, then participants form Hans Kai groups of 3 or more people, who meet on a monthly basis independently in a self-sustaining model. The trial will look at the impact of the 6 months of the Hans Kai program, compared to wait list control, on mental health, loneliness, health behavior changes and clinical measures of cardio-metabolic health.
Behavioral - Hans Kai Program
Participants in the Hans Kai program attend a health school to enhance their health knowledge and skills. Once complete, the participants form Hans Kai groups of 3 or more people, who meet on a monthly basis independently in a self-sustaining model, each meeting includes a group exercise activity, a group cooking activity, a group learning and discussion activity, and group monitoring of health biomarkers, such as blood pressure, waits circumference, and/or blood glucose.
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Hans Kai in the General Population: A Randomized Wait-list Controlled Trial of a Community Developed, Peer-led Program That Empowers People to Take Control of Their Own Health