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Metro Atlanta Heart Disease Study - II (MAHDS II)

This study has been completed.
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Morehouse School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: November 4, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2003
History: No changes posted
A 12-week treatment/control trial was implemented to assess the effects of a multi component lifestyle program on improvements in body mass index, weight, perceived stress and blood pressure in African American men and women who were at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. It was hypothesized that treatment group would experience significant improvements when compared to the control group.

Condition Intervention Phase
African Americans With Hypertension.
Behavioral: 12-week lifestyle modification
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multiple CVD Risk Reduction in Adult African-Americans: A Pilot Study

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Further study details as provided by Morehouse School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • blood pressure [ Time Frame: 10/2002 - 11/2003 ]
    a 12-week behavior modification program was implemented to assess the effects of nutrition counseling, stress reduction education, and directed physical activity on African Americans at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • body weight [ Time Frame: 10/2002 - 11/2003 ]

Enrollment: 210
Study Start Date: September 2002
Study Completion Date: October 2003
Primary Completion Date: October 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria: African American men and women aged >21 with elevated blood pressure and excess body weight who resided in metro Atlanta, GA.

Exclusion Criteria: Individuals with normal blood pressure and body weight, as well as those residing outside of metro Atlanta, GA. Individuals with psychological conditions were also excluded.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01235702

United States, Georgia
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30310
Sponsors and Collaborators
Morehouse School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Sharon K Davis, PhD Morehouse School of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sharon K Davis, PhD Director- Social Epidemiology Research Center, Morehouse School of Medicine Identifier: NCT01235702     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TS-0724
Study First Received: November 4, 2010
Last Updated: November 4, 2010

Keywords provided by Morehouse School of Medicine:
high blood pressure, hypertension, African Americans, perceived stress

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017