Faith Moves Mountains: A CBPR Appalachian Wellness & Cancer Prevention Program
The developmental phase of this project incorporated community based participatory research
(CBPR) principles to identify the needs and preferences of community members with regard to
cancer prevention. In the intervention phase, this group-randomized trial administers and
evaluates a set of culturally appropriate interventions aimed at facilitating smoking
cessation and increasing cancer screening among participants in 6 distressed Appalachian
counties. Faith institutions are recruited and randomized to treatment or wait-list control
conditions, and participants are recruited and enrolled within those institutions.
Participants select one or more targeted health behaviors from a menu including smoking
cessation, colorectal cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, and breast cancer
screening, and subsequently receive the intervention(s) aimed at their selected health
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Proportion of participants reporting the health behavior of interest (depending on which intervention component(s) were selected)
For smoking cessation: Self-reported smoking status. For cancer screenings: Self-reported receipt of cervical, breast, and/or colorectal cancer screening. This assessment occurs after the Early Treatment group has completed the intervention.
Assessed approximately 4 months after baseline
Nancy Schoenberg, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
United States: Institutional Review Board
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