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Partnerships to overcome obesity disparities in Hawaii: 18-month CBPR study

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Resource Type

  1. Parallel group study


  1. Intervention
    Face-to-face or DVD-based education on maintaining weight loss
  2. Intervention
    Prevention and control intervention
  3. Additional Topic(s)
  4. Additional Topic(s)
    Weight loss
  5. Resource Description
    Obesity and overweight are well recognized public health concerns in the US and the magnitude of excess weight is greater among racial/ethnic minority populations. For Native Hawaiians (NHs) and Pacific Islanders (PPs) 70 to 80% of adults are estimated to be overweight or obese. Obesity-related disparities such as diabetes and heart disease (CVD) are also increasing among NHs and PPs. To address obesity and related disparities, a community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership was formed named the Partnership for Improving Lifestyle Interventions (PILI) 'Ohana Program (Pili meaning relationship and 'Ohana meaning family). The PILI 'Ohana Program (POP) consists of 5 community organizations and the Department of Native Hawaiian Health (DNHH) at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) of the University of Hawai'i (UH). With a 3-year CBPR planning grant from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), the POP was successful at establishing this community-academic partnership aimed at obesity-related disparities in Hawai'i and in implementing a pilot intervention to address weight loss maintenance (the PILI 'Ohana Intervention) in NHs and PPs, which serves as preliminary data for this study. The specific aims are as follow: 1) To identify the aspects of the PILI 'Ohana (family + community focused) Intervention deemed effective by former participants and community-peer educators of the pilot intervention. 2) To test whether a face-to-face or DVD delivery method of the PILI 'Ohana intervention is effective in improving weight loss maintenance versus a control group in NHs and PPs. 3) To identify the strengths of the PILI 'Ohana Program that supports a co-learning and co-equal environment.
  6. PI
    Kaholokula, Joseph K.
  7. Study Population
    Native Hawaiian, Filipino, or other Pacific Islander 18 years and over, who are overweight or obese (BMI > 25 kg/m2 (NH or Pacific Islanders) or > 23 kg/m2 (Filipino ethnic background), are willing and able to follow a weight loss maintenance intervention program that could include 150 minutes of brisk walking per week (or equivalent) and a dietary regimen for weight loss. They must be able to identify at least one family, friend, or co-worker willing to support the participant during the course of the study.
  8. Funded by
    National Institutes of Health
  9. Performed by
    Kaholokula Lab
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