CLINICAL TRIAL

Promotores de Salud for Utilization, Health Care

Recruiting · Any Age · All Sexes · Eugene, OR

COVID-19: Healthy Oregon (Oregon Saludable): Together We Can (Juntos Podemos)

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About the trial for Utilization, Health Care

Eligible Conditions
Utilization, Health Care · Health Behaviors

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Promotores De Salud is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Promotores de Salud
BEHAVIORAL
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.
Services as usual
BEHAVIORAL

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex of any age. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
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Proportion Tested: Age 3 or older
Proportion Tested: Received testing at study testing site
Individual Survey: 15 or older
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Change from baseline COVID-19 attitudes and knowledge at 30 days
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: Change from baseline COVID-19 attitudes and knowledge at 30 days
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Change from baseline COVID-19 attitudes and knowledge at 30 days.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Promotores de Salud will improve 4 primary outcomes in patients with Utilization, Health Care. Measurement will happen over the course of Change from baseline health behaviors at 30 days.

COVID-19 Prevention Health Behaviors
CHANGE FROM BASELINE HEALTH BEHAVIORS AT 30 DAYS
From the PhenX toolkit, Protocol - COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes, and Avoidant Behaviors, participants are asked to indicate "Which of the following have you done in the last seven days to keep yourself safe from coronavirus? Only consider actions that you took or decisions that you made personally." There are a total of 17 possible items participants rate as a binary, Yes/No, response. The scale will range from 0-17. Participants are also asked "Which of the following have you done in the last five days?" There are 5 items that increase risk for COVID-19, rated on a checklist (check indicates participation in behavior). The scale ranges from 0-5 with 5 indicating greater risk behavior.
CHANGE FROM BASELINE HEALTH BEHAVIORS AT 30 DAYS
Latinx testing engagement
ONE TIME POINT ONLY (~15 MINUTE), WHEN A PARTICIPANT ENGAGES IN COVID-19 TESTING AT A TESTING SITE, NO LONGITUDINAL FOLLOW-UP
Number and proportion of Latinx community members tested at each site, defined by the number and proportion of Latinx tested divided by the total census block frequency of Latinx individuals above the age of 3.
ONE TIME POINT ONLY (~15 MINUTE), WHEN A PARTICIPANT ENGAGES IN COVID-19 TESTING AT A TESTING SITE, NO LONGITUDINAL FOLLOW-UP
Attitudes Towards COVID-19 Vaccines
CHANGE FROM BASELINE ATTITUDES TOWARDS COVID-19 VACCINES AT 30 DAYS
Participants are asked, "How likely are you to get vaccinated for coronavirus once a vaccination is available to the public?" on a 5-item response scale of "Very likely" to "Definitely not". The item will be computed on a scale of 1-5 with 5 indicating greater likelihood of receiving the vaccine and lower vaccine hesitancy.
CHANGE FROM BASELINE ATTITUDES TOWARDS COVID-19 VACCINES AT 30 DAYS
COVID-19 Knowledge and Attitudes
CHANGE FROM BASELINE COVID-19 ATTITUDES AND KNOWLEDGE AT 30 DAYS
Participants are asked, "How can the novel coronavirus be transmitted?" adapted from the PhenX toolkit COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE SURVEY, KNOWLEDGE & ATTITUDES TOWARDS COVID-19. Participants to indicate using a Yes/No response. The sum of responses indicates overall knowledge of transmission out of a possible score of 2 with 2 indicating greater knowledge. Participants are also asked: "In your opinion, how effective are the following actions for keeping you safe from COVID-19?" A list of 5 prevention strategies are listed. Participants indicate their response on a scale Very Effective (5) to Not Effective at All. The possible score ranges from 5 to 25. The are also asked: "How safe or unsafe are the following actions for avoiding exposure to coronavirus?" A list of 11 activities are listed and responses are on scale of 1 (Extremely Unsafe) to 4 (Extremely Safe).
CHANGE FROM BASELINE COVID-19 ATTITUDES AND KNOWLEDGE AT 30 DAYS

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
L. L.
Prof. Leslie Leve, Lorry Lokey Professor, College of Education; Associate Director, Prevention Science Institute
University of Oregon

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

How many people get health behaviors a year in the United States?

Approximately 40.7 million adults in the US lack healthy practices for their body. If this number is representative of all adults with an unhealthy lifestyle in the US, then there are approximately 190 million US adult needs to be taught healthy practices at schools and to their parents.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can health behaviors be cured?

Health behaviors that can be cured include regular preventive care, regular health screening and periodic health visits, and improved diet and activity levels. No behavior can be cured with the intent of a cure in general, but all can be increased.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is health behaviors?

Health behaviors are behaviors that help people to live at a low risk of developing disease and disability, such as being physically active, quitting smoking, eat right, not drinking too much alcohol or consuming too many sweets. Health behaviors help people to live longer, healthier and longer-lasting lives.\n

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the signs of health behaviors?

The patient is unable to sleep at night due to a sleepless state. His/her sleep duration decreases as opposed to a usual trend. The degree of sleepiness is high as compared to a usual period. The patient's diet is simple and nutritious. He/she enjoys eating food with little calories. He/she enjoys drinking alcohol but consumes it on a limited basis. He/she prefers to not smoke for a long period of time. The patient also prefers to eat fruits instead of snacks most weeks. The patient does not drink tea or coffee. He/she is very concerned about his or her hair, beard, complexion, and skin. He/she does not take medication for any disorder at present.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes health behaviors?

Significant differences are found among health profiles and demographic characteristics. Future research needs to examine the role of ethnicity and other risk factors in causal explanation of health behaviors, and consider the social contextual and cultural contexts among disadvantaged populations in hopes of better designing community prevention interventions.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are common treatments for health behaviors?

The most common treatment for [smoking cessation](https://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/smoking-cessation) is nicotine replacement therapy, which might be supplemented with other support resources when necessary. Most people with obesity have tried numerous diets but have not had a persistent success in the prevention or treatment of their disease. Very few people use exercise as their first treatment strategy. As a group, however, most people have tried lifestyle modification, such as diet, exercise, and smoking-cessation therapy in their treatment plans.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the latest developments in promotores de salud for therapeutic use?

This new approach was able to increase both the number of people being followed up and the follow-up period. The result indicated that an increase in the number and duration of telephone consultations was not accompanied by an increase in the number of visits.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the average age someone gets health behaviors?

A common belief is that people will exercise and eat better when they are older. But we cannot simply wait until they are old to motivate them to go for walk or run/play sports. In the UK and US, we must encourage people to go for walk/run/play sports and exercise, even younger than older people, so that young people can get more health behaviors. There's a health challenge we must strive to solve.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Has promotores de salud proven to be more effective than a placebo?

Results from a recent clinical trial of this study indicate that encouraging healthy behaviors can improve health parameters beyond the usual health check-up. Promotores de salud was found to be more efficacious than a placebo, because the patient's motivation to practice healthy behaviors is greater than that for a placebo: the patients can be more motivated to practise healthy behaviors because of their positive emotional reaction when they see the promotores de salud group being physically healthier or more social and sharing their experience and recommendations than from the placebo group, which was more likely to practise unhealthy behaviors.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Does health behaviors run in families?

Recent findings suggests that health behaviors are a good predictor for health behaviors in the future. The family needs to be the focus of health promotion interventions for preventing and treating behavioral diseases.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is promotores de salud?

Overall, the promotion efforts were effective in attracting visitors to various health resources. On the other hand, promotion efforts did not translate into increased utilization of health services among those who used the resources.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Does promotores de salud improve quality of life for those with health behaviors?

Results suggest that [promotores de salud have positive effects on improving general health and quality of life in patients with some health behaviors (lunas, alzado, sedentariedad) by decreasing the duration, severity, and frequency of diseases that lead to hospitalizations and other forms of utilization of health services].

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