A Pilot Study of Changing Medication Adherence In Hypertensive African-American Patients
We will conduct an empirical test of the two intervention approaches under study. Specifically, we seek to determine the potential differential impact of positive affect induction and self affirmation.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study of Changing Medication Adherence In Hypertensive African-American Patients|
- Within patient change on the Positive and Negative Affect Scale
|Study Start Date:||February 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2004|
We are interested in achieving an empirical test of the two intervention approaches under study. Specifically, we seek to determine the potential differential impact of positive affect induction and self affirmation following the qualitative phase.
Positive affect induction: We will tests two types of positive affect induction. 1) sending patients a small gift, and 2) reminding patients of positive thoughts about themselves.
Gift: Prior to a telephone call, patients in the positive affect condition will receive a small gift.
Positive thoughts about themselves: Patients will be asked to describe a time when someone was helpful to them, and they felt good about it , and were nice to them in return.
- Self affirmation: consists of a series of items reminding people of their core values.
- Control: Control patients will have neither self affirmation nor gifts.
Follow-up: At two weeks after enrollment all patients will be called to ascertain impact of the pilot intervention.
|United States, New York|
|The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Principal Investigator:||Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MS||Weill Medical College of Cornell University|
|Principal Investigator:||Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD, MS||Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons|
|Study Director:||Mary E Charlson, MD||Weill Medical College of Cornell University|