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The purpose of the Pilot Research Component is to facilitate the conduct of health disparities research, including developing and testing strategies for recruitment and retention of African-Americans, Hispanics and low-income populations.
Goals of the Pilot Research Component are:
LARGE STUDY 1
The purpose of this study is to test a motivational interviewing intervention for African Americans at risk for diabetes and evaluate the efficacy of this intervention in improving their physical activity.
#1 Testing an Intervention to Prevent Risky Sex Behavior in African-American Middle School-Aged Girls
This study will test the feasibility and initial effectiveness of an intervention to prevent risky sex behaviors in AA middle school-aged girls in medically underserved, rural areas by increasing their sexual assertiveness and mother/daughter communication about sexual behavior.
#2 Reducing Diabetes Risk among Older African American Women
The purpose of this pilot study is to evaluate the efficacy of an 8-week nutrition and lifestyle education program delivered by trained peer educators in decreasing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among older African American women ages 50 and over.
#3 A Tailored Nutrition Intervention for African American Child Caretakers
The aim of this research is to tailor and pilot test a nutrition education intervention utilizing constructs from the Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) focusing on cardiovascular disease prevention among Africa American women who are caretakers of young children.
#4 Addressing Rural Latina/o Adolescent Health Disparities through School Nursing and School Counseling Services
The final goal of the project is to provide school-based health providers with empirically valid treatments that take into account the unique experiences and needs of rural Latina/o youth, associated to the relationship between mental and physical health disparities.
#5 Personal Assessment of Gender and Self-Reported Sexual Behavior among African American Male College Students
The long-term goal of this study is to understand the role of cultural ideas of masculinity and individual level perceptions of gender in how men behave in ways that contribute in differential levels of risk for HIV among African American male college students.
#6 Development of Instruments for Tailored Interventions to Prevent and Treat Hypertension among Young African American Men
The specific aim of this research is to develop age, gender, and culturally appropriate instruments, specifically, a meal pattern timeline and hypertension (HTN) questionnaire for young African American men.
#7 Does the TCF7L2 Gene Correlate with Family Medical History in African American Individuals Participating in a Lifestyle Intervention?
To modify and test the efficacy of CDC Diabetes Prevention Program for pre-diabetic independently living older African Americans and to examine the potential relationship between T2DM incidence and the occurrence of polymorphisms within three genes (TCF7L2, PPARG, and KCNJ11) among subjects belonging to families with a history of T2DM.
Identify how to help people change their habits, especially those pre-diabetic older African Americans who live independent. Also, to examine the relation between Type 2 Diabetes rate and genes among persons with family history of Type 2 Diabetes.
#8 A Diabetes Self-Management Family-Based Intervention for Hispanic Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
The aim of this study is to test the feasibility and initial efficacy of a family-based intervention to enhance self-management and improve metabolic control and health-related quality of life in Hispanic adults with type 2 diabetes.
#9 Enablers of HIV Testing Decision-Making in Hispanic/Latino Women in the US South
Examine the relationship between individual and environmental enablers of HIV, the decision to seek HIV testing and follow-through with HIV testing and counseling among Hispanic/Latino Women.
Family History Compilation for T2DM: Assessment of Accuracy and Attainability
Assessment of family history will be undertaken to examine the potential barriers to obtaining accurate pedigree information.