Innovative Video Tailoring for Dietary Change
- Develop and test an innovative intervention (tailored "take-home" video tapes with
accompanying low literacy tailored written materials) to help participants improve
their eating habits, particularly decreasing fat and increasing fiber, fruit, and
- Determine the feasibility and acceptability of the above approach with work sites using
- Conduct a randomized controlled trial to test the effectiveness of this approach in
achieving dietary change relevant to cancer prevention, as compared to written tailored
materials only or usual care materials.
- Compare the differential costs of the above educational approaches.
- Study cognitive/behavioral (psychosocial) factors associated with decreasing fat and
increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, controlled study.
Nutrition education materials will be mailed out in 3 different sets and will vary depending
on which of three experimental conditions the company is assigned. The groups are:
Non-Tailored Written (NT), Tailored Written (TW) , or Tailored Written and Video (TV).
- Group 1 (non-tailored written): Employee receives three sets of written information on
nutrition and other health topics by mail. Upon completion of th study, participants in
this group will receive a packet of written nutrition materials similar to what the
other study groups received.
- Group 2 (tailored written): Employee receives three sets of tailored written nutrition
materials in the mail. These written materials will be designed especially for each
employee. They will be based on their answers to the first telephone survey, and from
two later brief sets of questions.
- Group 3 (tailored written and video): Employee receives three sets of written nutrition
materials and three videos or DVDs in the mail. The written materials and the video/DVD
will be designed especially for each employee. They will be based on their answers to
the first telephone survey and from two later brief sets of questions.
All participants receive booster intervention materials by mail at 2 and 4 months after
baseline, following the same procedures as before. Participants receive follow-up telephone
calls at 4 and 8 months after baseline.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 2,520 participants will be accrued for this study.
Allocation: Randomized, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Dietary assessment by modified Family Habits Questionnaire (FHQ), FVFQ, and Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) at baseline, 4 months, and 8 months
Kim M. Gans, PhD, MPH, LDN
United States: Federal Government
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