Cultural characteristics of African Americans: implications for the design of trials that target behavior and health promotion programs.

@article{Kennedy2007CulturalCO,
  title={Cultural characteristics of African Americans: implications for the design of trials that target behavior and health promotion programs.},
  author={Betty M Kennedy and Jamy D. Ard and Louis Harrison and Beverly K Conish and Eugene Kennedy and Erma J Levy and Phillip Jerome Brantley},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={548-54}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify African American cultural characteristics that may be used to modify clinical trial designs and behavioral programs aimed at losing weight and maintaining weight loss. DESIGN Focus group discussions. SETTING University-affiliated biomedical research center. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-one African American men and women who completed the screening process, but were ineligible for the Weight Loss Maintenance (WLM) trial, participated in one of five focus group sessions. WLM is… CONTINUE READING

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