A Study to Establish a Social Network in the Immigrant Community for Weight Loss Intervention


About this study

The multi-purpose of this study is to pilot test a social network-informed CBPR-derived health promotion program for feasibility outcomes with overweight or obese adults from two immigrant communities, and to assess the preliminary impact of embedding a social network-informed CBPR-derived intervention within a regional health promotion resource hub on sustainability and uptake outcomes.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Self-identification as Hispanic or Somali.
  • Member of an HPs social network.
  • Age ≥ 18 and < 65 years old.
  • Willingness to participate in all aspects of the study.
  • Provision of informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy at the time of enrollment.
  • Serious medical conditions or disabilities that would make physical activity difficult. 
  • A normal weight (BMI < 25) will not exclude individuals from participating, but they will be excluded from the measurements and analyses.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Mark Wieland, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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