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Comparison of Two Summative Assessment Methods in Advanced Life Support Courses

Several approaches for summative assessment during Advanced Life Support courses are used. The most commonly used method during European Resuscitation (ERC) Council Life Support Courses is that 1 instructor is miming a whole team, and the candidate has to lead this "team" through a scenario; another variant of the summative assessment (mainly used by American Heart Association (AHA) Courses) is with a group of students, where one student is the team leader to be assessed and th...

End-of-life Intervention for African American Dementia Caregivers

In a community-based approach, the investigators long-term goal is to empower African American family caregivers who are designated healthcare proxies to make informed end-of-life treatment decisions for participants with moderate to severe dementia before a life-threatening medical crisis occurs.

Study of Anxiety in African American Men With Prostate Cancer

RATIONALE: Questionnaires that measure anxiety, depression, and quality of life may improve the ability to plan treatment for patients with prostate cancer. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying anxiety, depression, and quality of life in African-American patients with prostate cancer.

Quality of Life in African-American or Caucasian Female Breast Cancer Survivors

RATIONALE: Studying quality of life in cancer survivors may help determine the long-term effects of breast cancer and may help improve the quality of life for future cancer survivors. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the quality of life in African-American or Caucasian female breast cancer survivors.

Study of Continuous Cardiac Monitoring to Assess Atrial Fibrillation After Cryptogenic Stroke

The 2006 American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Council on Stroke Guidelines for Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic recommended that patients with cryptogenic stroke take antithrombotic drugs (i.e. aspirin) in order to prevent a second stroke. When a stroke patient is found to have atrial fibrillation (AF), the guidelines recommend oral anticoagulation due to its superior efficacy over aspirin for stroke prevention. Phy...

Genetic Counseling in African American Women

The objectives of this study are to develop a Culturally Tailored Genetic (CTGC) protocol for African American women and evaluate its impact on decision making and satisfaction about BRCA1/2 testing, quality of life, and cancer control practices compared to Standard Genetic Counseling (SGC). A secondary objective of this study is to identify African American women who are most and least likely to benefit from CTGC vs. SGC.

University Health Network Whiplash Intervention Trial

Whiplash is the most common traffic injury, affecting 83% of people involved in motor vehicle collisions. People with whiplash injuries often experience pain and disability that can last for a long period. This may subsequently lead to an increased use of the health care system. Preventing chronic symptoms is a priority for clinicians, insurers, and policy makers. However, there are very few factors that can be changed by treatment to prevent prolonged symptoms. Providing ...

American Ginseng in Treating Patients With Fatigue Caused by Cancer

RATIONALE: American ginseng may reduce fatigue in patients with cancer. It is not yet known whether American ginseng is more effective than a placebo in treating cancer-related fatigue. PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying American ginseng to see how well it works in treating patients with fatigue caused by cancer.

HIV Prevention Program for African American Teen Males

The purpose of this study is to test if sexual health interventions can reduce the incidence of STIs among African American teens (15 to 21 years old). By doing this study, we hope to help African American teens improve their condom use skills and encourage them to use condoms more frequently. If the number of STIs in this population can be decreased, the health of African American teen males will greatly improve. We also believe that sexual partners (typically African American...

Helping African American Prostate Cancer Survivors and Their Partners Cope With Challenges After Surgery for Prostate Cancer

RATIONALE: Telephone counseling after radical prostatectomy may help African American prostate cancer survivors and their intimate partners cope with the problems and challenges of surgery, and may reduce distress and improve quality of life. It is not yet known which counseling and education program is more effective in helping prostate cancer survivors and their partners. PURPOSE: This randomized clinical trial is studying effective ways to help African American prosta...

Program for African American Cognition & Exercise

The study is designed to develop and evaluate a physical activity promotion program among elderly African Americans with a long-term goal of reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease. The motivation for this study is that previous exercise interventions have improved cognitive function in older adults with and without cognitive impairments, but these studies were largely conducted without substantial African American representation. Due to genetic and environmental differences betwe...

Mobile Phone Intervention for Physical Activity Maintenance in African American Men (MobileMen)

African American men are at risk of developing chronic disease partly due to low levels of regular physical activity. Studies have been effective in increasing physical activity levels in African American men; however for the health benefits of exercise to be maintained continued physical activity is necessary. The purpose of the current study is to develop a mobile phone application for African American men that will help them maintain their physical activity levels.

ADAPT-Altering Diet for African American Populations to Treat Hypertension

The purpose of the study is to develop a culturally appropriate DASH intervention and test the effectiveness of the intervention lower blood pressure in a group of African American participants at risk for developing hypertension (pre-hypertension) and those with mild hypertension (stage I).

Financial Incentives for Weight Reduction Study

Financial incentives for motivating changes in health behavior, particularly for weight loss in obese individuals, are increasingly being tested by health insurers, employers, and government agencies. However, a key unanswered question regarding weight loss is how to structure these incentive programs to maximize their effectiveness, acceptability to patients, and economic sustainability. Focusing on obese patients living in neighborhoods with a high concentration of low socioe...

Phase I Pharmacokinetic Interaction Study of Efavirenz and American Ginseng in Healthy Volunteers

This is a 4-week sequential drug interaction study to measure the effects of American ginseng on efavirenz pharmacokinetics using steady-state 24-hour AUC and Cmax as the primary comparison measures in healthy male volunteers. Efavirenz Cmin, T1/2, tmax, and clearance will also be assessed as secondary outcome measures. This study is a phase I, prospective, within-subject, fixed-order, two-period, multiple dose, open label, drug interaction study, to determine the stead-state p...

Symptom Management in African-American Men With Localized Prostate Cancer

RATIONALE: Gathering information about symptom management from patients with localized prostate cancer may help doctors improve patients' quality of life. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying symptom management in African-American men with localized prostate cancer.

Evaluating the Link Between Neighborhood Environments and Obesity Among African American Women

African American women have higher rates of obesity than women of any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. Obesity can have many causes, including genetic and environmental factors. This study will examine how neighborhood environments influence the occurrence of obesity among African American women.

Black Men Evolving Behavioral HIV Prevention Intervention for Black MSM

B-ME is a research intervention study designed to address the needs of African American men who have sex with men (AAMSM) who are at high risk for HIV. The intent of the intervention is to decrease HIV risk behaviors among African American MSM using an intervention developed by and for African American MSM. The hypothesis guiding this study is: that participants who complete B-ME intervention will report greater reductions in sexual risk behaviors than the standard of care com...

HIV Symptom Management Program for African American Mothers

African American mothers infected with HIV face unique challenges in management of their disease. The goal of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an HIV self-care and symptom management program designed to help low-income African American mothers with HIV.

Preventing Substance Use and Risky Behavior Among Rural African American Youth

The Rural African American Families Health (RAAFH) Project is a federally funded research study designed to evaluate the effectiveness two prevention programs designed for rural African American families. One program, FUEL, helps teens develop lifestyles that prevent health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and being overweight. This program deals with diet and exercise, the influence of TV and magazines on eating habits, and handling stress. The second program, the Str...

SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy) vs. Surgery in High Risk Patients With Early Stage Lung Cancer

A principle objective of the study is to create a validated risk model for treatment selection. This will greatly enhance the ability to counsel patients regarding their specific risks/benefit ratio for surgery or SBRT. This will improve informed decision making on the part of the patient, and remove much of the subjectivity of treatment selection.

Envarsus XR in African American Renal Transplant Recipients

The purpose of this study is to collect data prospectively on African American patients who are taking the immunosuppressant Envarsus post kidney transplant. We are looking to see if African American renal transplant recipients that receive Envarsus will have less tubular injury and calcenurin inhibitor toxicity compared with patients that receive tacrolimus IR. African americans have the higher rates of CYP3A5 which is associated with the need of higher tacrolimus dose to ach...

Coping in African American Prostate Cancer Survivors

This study will test the effectiveness of an 8-week group intervention for African American men who have been treated for prostate cancer. The group intervention is based on 1) the cognitive-behavioral theoretical approach to improving adjustment to cancer and 2) masculinity theory as it relates to coping strengths and preferences in men. We will test the effectiveness of this coping skills intervention for improving survivors' quality of life in 4 areas: 1) distress related t...

ATM Variants in Radiotherapy Patients

The purpose of this study is to compare the baseline incidence of variant alleles in the ATM and/or other DNA repair genes present in the Native American population versus the non-Native American population. It is thought that a higher baseline incidence of the variant alleles in the ATM gene may correlate to higher rates and higher grades of radiation toxicities noted in the Native American population.

Tobacco Use Among Arab American Youth

Michigan has the 10th highest smoking rate in the nation. Smoking rates are also very high in the Middle East and in Arab American families. The purpose of this study is to learn about tobacco use in Michigan Arab American youth ages 14 to 18. The study will evaluate why some young people start smoking and others do not. The study will also test an educational program designed to encourage young people to either quit tobacco use or to avoid it.

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