“Corazon de la Familia (Heart of the Family)”
The CorazA3n de la Familia study is a randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of a novel family-focused lifestyle modification intervention to reduce risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) among Hispanics/Latinos. Facilitated by community health workers, the family-focused intervention engages two members of a family in an educational program addressing lifestyle behaviors to support sustained engagement in healthy lifestyles among Hispanics with high risk for type 2 diabetes or CVD. In this study, we will conduct a randomized controlled trial using a 2-group design and compare the short-term and long-term impact of the family-focused active intervention to an individual-focused control condition on biological and behavioral type 2 diabetes and CVD risk factors. Furthermore, we will examine outcomes of participants in the family-focused intervention to determine how each family member's engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors and level of support for the other family member's engagement in healthy lifestyle behaviors affects their own and their partner's outcomes.
Behavioral - Family-focused intervention arm
Family pairs including an individual family member at-risk for type 2 diabetes or CVD and a co-participating family member will be enrolled in the study. After completing baseline data they will be randomly selected to participate in one of the two study arms. For the family-focused arm, the family pair will attend 8 2-hour weekly educational sessions about type 2 diabetes and CVD risk reducing lifestyle behaviors. The sessions will be presented by community health workers (CHWs) in Spanish to g ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
Behavioral - Individual-focused intervention arm
Family pairs including an individual family member at-risk for type 2 diabetes or CVD and co-participating family member will be enrolled in the study. After completing baseline data pairs will be randomly selected to participate in one of two interventions. For the individual-focused intervention, the at-risk individual will attend 8 weekly 2-hour education sessions on type 2 diabetes and CVD risk reducing lifestyle behaviors. Sessions will be presented by CHWs in Spanish to groups of 10 to 12 ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
A Randomized Controlled Trial to Examine a Healthy Lifestyle Intervention With Families to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes in Hispanics/Latinos