Trial Using Motivational Interviewing Positive Affect and Self-Affirmation in Hypertension (TRIUMPH)

2014-08-27 03:17:32 | BioPortfolio


The primary aim of this study is to evaluate whether an intervention that combines positive affect and self-affirmation with motivational interviewing (TRIUMPH) improves blood pressure control compared to an educational/behavioral contract intervention at 12 months. We hypothesize that a greater proportion of participants in the experimental arm of TRIUMPH will have adequate blood pressure control as defined by Seventh Joint National Committee on Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertension (JNC-7.)


TRIUMPH is designed to build on the findings of our previous studies by combining positive affect and self affirmation with motivational interviewing in order to increase blood pressure control in community based practices that care for large numbers of hypertensive black patients. Patients in both the educational and behavioral contract control group and would receive a workbook, would make a behavioral contract, and a home blood pressure monitor. The positive affect/self-affirmation group would receive the same components as the control group. In addition the experimental group would receive a positive affect/self-affirmation induction and motivational interviewing.

Both the control group and the experimental group would be followed at 2 month intervals. The outcome blood pressure control in this group will be contrasted to the knowledge/behavioral contract group. We hypothesize that we can increase the percent of patients who have blood pressure control to 75%.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment




Positive Affect/Self-Affirmation/Motivational Interviewing, Educational and Behavioral


Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
New York
United States




Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Results (where available)

View Results


Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:32-0400

Clinical Trials [1674 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

The Tailored-Motivational Interviewing Project

The purpose of the Tailored Motivational Interviewing Project (TMI) is to develop an implementation intervention to increase evidence-based patient-provider communication strategies using ...

Motivational Interviewing for PrEP Uptake

The aim of the proposed supplemental study is to test a single session motivational interviewing (MI) program designed to promote the acceptance and use of PrEP for high-risk young Black m...

Does Motivational Interviewing Improve Behavioral Weight Loss Outcomes for Obesity?

The purpose of this study is to determine whether adding motivational interviewing (MI) to a behavioural weight loss program (BWLP) results in improved weight loss in adults with overweigh...

Motivational Interviewing for Alcohol-Positive Teens in the Emergency Room

The purpose of this study is to determine whether motivational interviewing is effective in reducing alcohol consumption and alcohol problems among young adults who present to an Emergency...

Testing Feasibility of Motivational Interviewing for Patient-Reported Cancer Pain Goals

This research study is evaluating the acceptability and feasibility of using a cognitive behavioral intervention called Motivational Interviewing to help persons with pain from cancer set ...

PubMed Articles [12608 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Self-affirmation enhances processing of negative stimuli among threat-prone individuals.

Self-affirmation reduces defensive responding to self-threats. The present study extended beyond self-threats to assess affirmation's influence on responses to negative emotional pictures as measured ...

The use of motivational interviewing in improving medication adherence for individuals with asthma: a systematic review.

This review was conducted to examine current literature on the use of motivational interviewing (MI) as a strategy to promote individuals with asthma to make behavioral changes and improve health outc...

An Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing for Increasing Hearing Aid Use: A Pilot Study.

Motivational interviewing (MI) has been used in consultation settings to motivate hearing aid users to increase hearing aid usage. However, the effect of MI on those who use their hearing aids only ra...

The Effect of Motivational Interviewing on Craving and Dependence on Hookah in Suburban Pregnant Women in South East of Iran.

Hookah smoking during pregnancy is a health concern which requires effective interventions. Thus, the authors have aimed to evaluate the effect of motivational interviewing on craving and dependence o...

Identification of dropout predictors to a community-based physical activity programme that uses motivational interviewing.

Participant dropout reduces intervention effectiveness. Predicting dropout has been investigated for Exercise Referral Schemes, but not physical activity (PA) interventions with Motivational Interview...

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.

Neuropeptide hormones that play a role in regulating a variety of behavioral and physiological processes in response to motivational stimuli.

Contextually focused form of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy that uses MINDFULNESS and behavioral activation to increase patients' psychological flexibility in areas such as ability to engage in values-based, positive behaviors while experiencing difficult thoughts, emotions, or sensations.

Systematic identification, development, organization, or utilization of educational resources and the management of these processes. It is occasionally used also in a more limited sense to describe the use of equipment-oriented techniques or audiovisual aids in educational settings. (Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, December 1993, p132)

Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.

More From BioPortfolio on "Trial Using Motivational Interviewing Positive Affect and Self-Affirmation in Hypertension (TRIUMPH)"

Quick Search


Relevant Topics

Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...

Cardiology is a specialty of internal medicine.  Cardiac electrophysiology : Study of the electrical properties and conduction diseases of the heart. Echocardiography : The use of ultrasound to study the mechanical function/physics of the h...

Searches Linking to this Trial