Keyword: "ethnic identity"

10 items were found with the keyword "ethnic identity".

  • Families Improving Together (FIT) For Weight Loss

    PI: Dawn K. Wilson, PhD

    The increasing rate of obesity has become a major public health concern in the United States. Recent reports indicate that 40% of African American adolescents are considered overweight or obese. Although effective lifestyle approaches for weight loss have been demonstrated in Caucasian youth, little is known about effective weight loss interventions in ethnic minority adolescents. In part, this is because research has shown that ethnic minorities attend fewer intervention sessions, have higher attrition rates and lose less weight compared to Caucasians. Two fundamental problems related to this lack of progress are addressed in this proposal and include 1) the lack of appropriate content of weight loss interventions for African American adolescents that integrate cultural issues, parenting skills, and motivational strategies for increasing long-term change and, 2) the poor dose of weight loss interventions because of participant fatigue, drop out and barriers faced by underserved families. The goal of this project is to conduct a randomized controlled efficacy trial to address the problems with past intervention studies by 1) making the face-to-face group intervention shorter, 2) using an on-line program to compliment the group-based intervention for increasing dose, and by 3) tailoring a motivational and parenting skills program directly to parents' and adolescents' skill levels and cultural background. (07/16/2013 - 06/30/2018)

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  • Cultural tailoring of educational materials to minimize disparities in HPV vaccinations

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    PI: Amanda F. Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH

    This project is designed to test the effectiveness of cultural and individual tailoring on decisions about HPV vaccines. (01/01/2013 - 12/31/2015)

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  • Storyteller Project

    PI: Rachel E. Davis, PhD, MPH , Suzanne M. Cole, PhD , Karen E. Peterson, DSc

    The goal of this study is to identify key ingredients of tailored narratives to promote childhood obesity prevention behaviors among mothers of preschool-aged Mexican American children. (09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012)

  • PRAAIS

    PI: Kathryn L. Moseley, MD, MPH, FAAP

    PRAAIS (Project for African American Infant Safety) defines the specific barriers to infant supine sleep encountered by African American parents and how parents of supine sleeping infants overcame them. Intervention group parents receive a two dose tailored intervention (brochures and DVDs) mailed to them at infant ages 4-6 weeks old and 4 months. Control group parents receive brochures encouraging supine sleep published by the CDC and AAP mailed at the same time intervals as the intervention materials. (09/30/2010 - 05/31/2015)

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  • Inside Health

    PI: Kenneth A. Resnicow, PhD , Jennifer Elston Lafata, PhD , Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This project tests two interventions to increase colorectal cancer screening among African American members of the Henry Ford Health System. Participants are randomized to: Basic Tailoring: A series of newsletters, tailored on age, gender, health history, and prior CRC screening; or Enhanced Tailoring: Basic tailoring PLUS tailoring on screening preferences, ethnic identity, and motivational predisposition. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

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  • Tailoring Technology Core (CECCR1 and CECCR2)

    PI: Edward W. Saunders, MS

    The primary purpose of the Tailoring Technology Core (TTC) is to design, develop, pretest, and implement the tailored intervention systems required for all CECCR Research and Developmental Projects. Consolidating these task into a central core offers several advantages. First, the TTC organizes resources for more cost-effective production of tailored interventions for each of the Projects. TTC programmers use a common robust tailoring system for all Projects. Instead of building each Projectís interventions individually, from the ground up, TTC builds each one from an existing foundation that has been refined over several years, and then adds the appropriate assessments and content, modifies tailoring algorithms, and applies any special features.Second, the multidisciplinary organization of personnel within the TTC allows us to more efficiently explore new directions in advanced communications technologies. The close interaction of a broad set of expertise allows us to generate more relevant, robust tools for tailored health interventions. This synergy is demonstrated by the Centerís development of a re-usable tailoring system for both web- and print-based health interventions. Developed and enhanced over the last decade, this system embodies our significant experience conducting cancer prevention and control research applied to an extremely wide range of populations, settings, health topics, and advanced communications technologies.Third, Projects benefit from standard technologies, as well as active sharing of knowledge from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. For example, Tailoring Core members, working on all three Projects, identify best practices in tailoring algorithms used in one Project and suggest these practices to other investigators. Similarly, content and theoretical applications used in one Project are applied by the same behavior science staff in the Tailoring Core to other Projects. Specifically, it allows the use of common assessments, theoretical message composition, and graphics as empirical knowledge is gained. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

  • CECCR2 - Center of Excellence In Cancer Communications Research II

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The purpose of the University of Michigan Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research (CECCR) is to develop an efficient, theory-driven model for generating tailored health behavior interventions for many health behaviors and socio-demographic populations. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

  • Diabetes Self-Management for Mexican Americans

    PI: Rachel E. Davis, PhD, MPH

    This feasibility study explores audience segment characteristics among Mexican Americans with type 2 diabetes ranging from low to high on acculturation and structural assimilation. Particular attention is devoted to examining associations between diabetes-related behaviors and beliefs and acculturation/structural assimilation that have been previously suggested through qualitative research. (09/01/2007 - 08/31/2008)

  • CECCR - Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The purpose of the University of Michigan Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research (CECCR) is to develop an efficient, theory-driven model for generating tailored health behavior interventions that is generalizable across health behaviors and socio-demographic populations. (09/01/2003 - 08/31/2008)

  • Eat for Life

    PI: Kenneth A. Resnicow, PhD

    Eat for Life examines two constructs of tailoring within a print-based fruit and vegetable intervention for African American adults. Study 1 explores the use of motivational predisposition to tailor health behavior content, while Study 2 explores the use of cultural factors and ethnic identity for tailoring its' messages. Both studies use tailored print media, in the form of three 8 to 12 page newsletters, delivered to participants' homes. (07/01/2003 - 08/31/2008)