The Effect of Action Control Based Intervention on Adherence After Cardiac Rehabilitaiton

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 28, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 18, 2009
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Summa Health System

Brief Summary:

This will be a pilot study of the effect of an Action Control-based intervention (ACBI) on adherence to prescribed diet and exercise programs after cardaic rehabilitation. The purposes of this study are to:

  1. determine if an ACBI has an effect on adherence to prescribed home exercise and diet regimens for individuals 6 weeks after participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program
  2. examine whether there is a difference in response to the ACBI between state-oriented individuals and action-oriented individuals.
  3. test the interaction effect between action-orientation disposition and the intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure Other: Action Control Education Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Patients with cardiac problems are burdened with complex lifestyle changes involving medication, diet and exercise. Non-adherence to prescribed treatment protocols is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality for these indiviudals. Rehabbilitation programs provide the necessary education and supervision needed to promote health, however, non-adherence occurs even for those indiviudals with appropriate resources and motivation. Most of the research up to this point deals with preparing indiviudals to be adherent. Action Control theory is focused on the mental processes that occur between the time an individual makes a decision to adhere and the moment when the appropriate activty either occurs or does not occur.

This interventions tudy will compare rates of adherece between indivudals who receive an action control based educational intervention and those who do not.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Action Control Based Interventions on Adherence to Prescribed Exercise and Diet Regimens for Patients Completing a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Intervetnion on
Study Start Date : June 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2009

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: Action Control Education
    30 minute educational intervnetion

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. self-report adherence to exercise and diet prescriptions [ Time Frame: 6 weeks post cardaic rehabilitation ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. action control orientaiton based on adherence [ Time Frame: 6 weeks post cardaic rehabilitaiotn ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants will be a convenience sample of English literate men and women over the age of 21 enrolled in a cardiac rehabilitation program and accessible by phone for follow-up. All participants are referred to rehabilitation by their physician. Being enrolled in the program indicates the participants have experienced a serious cardiac event, either myocardial infarction and/or coronary surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English literate, uner teh age of 21

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00602485

United States, Ohio
Summa Health System
Akron, Ohio, United States, 44309
Sponsors and Collaborators
Summa Health System
Principal Investigator: Carrie J Scotto, PhD Summa Health System

Responsible Party: Donna Waechter, Ph.D., Summa Health System Identifier: NCT00602485     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R07026
First Posted: January 28, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 18, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by Summa Health System:
adherence, cardiac rehabilitation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases