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


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18 Years
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Open (Enrolling)
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Hypertension

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Trial Information

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


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 24
predominantly black churches in New York City.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Age 18 years or older

- Diagnosis of hypertension

- Self-identified Black or African American

- SBP > 140 mmHg or DBP > 90 mmHg (based on the average of 3 blood pressure
readings); or average SBP > 130 mm Hg or DBP > 80 mm hg (for those with diabetes or
kidney disease) at the screening/baseline visits

- Able to speak English

Exclusion Criteria:

- Unable to comply with the study protocol (either self-selected or by indicating
during screening that s/he could not complete all requested tasks).

- Pregnancy

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

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

Outcome Measure:

Within-individual change in systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure

Outcome Time Frame:

6 months

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

NYU School of Medicine

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

FAITH 09-0558

NCT ID:

NCT01065831

Start Date:

November 2010

Completion Date:

July 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Hypertension
  • motivational interviewing, lay health advisers
  • Hypertension

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Location

NYU School of MedicineNew York, New York  10016