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Faith-based Approaches in the Treatment of Hypertension (FAITH)

2014-08-27 03:16:01 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to test the effect of a church-based lifestyle intervention on blood pressure reduction in 400 hypertensive blacks (BP> 140/90 mm hg).

Description

This study will test the effectiveness of a church-based lifestyle intervention in improving blood pressure control among 400 hypertensive blacks in a group randomized controlled trial. The lifestyle intervention will be delivered by trained lay health advisers through group-based behavioral counseling and motivational interviewing (MINT-TLC) in 20 predominantly black churches in New York City.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Hypertension

Intervention

Motivational interviewing (MINT-TLC)

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

New York University School of Medicine

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:01-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

It is a client-centered, directive method for eliciting intrinsic motivation to change using open-ended questions, reflective listening, and decisional balancing. This nonjudgmental, nonconfrontational interviewing style is designed to minimize a patient's resistance to change by creating an interaction that supports open discussion of risky or problem behavior.

An order of the Lamiidae clade. Lamiales is one of the largest orders of flowering plants and includes pot-herbs in the mint family (MINT; SAGE; OREGANO; BASIL); SESAME, foxgloves; SNAPDRAGONS; and the olive family.

A genus in the mint family (LAMIACEAE).

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