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African American Community Health Project on Cardiovascular Disease (AACP-CVD)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01335022
First Posted: April 13, 2011
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2011
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Information provided by:
Northwestern University
  Purpose
The investigators seek to demonstrate that interactive physician-led education through partnership with an African American church will improve awareness and knowledge of cardiovascular disease in the African American community and will result in objective improvement in major risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiovascular Diseases Cardiovascular Risk Factor Behavioral: lecture Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: African American Community Health Project on Cardiovascular Disease (AACP-CVD)

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Further study details as provided by Northwestern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood pressure [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Change after educational series

  • Weight [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Change after educational series

  • Body mass index [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Change after educational series

  • Waist Circumference [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Change after educational series

  • Multiple choice test on cardiovascular disease [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    The multiple choice test is a 25-question test on general cardiovascular disease knowledge. It covers diet, exercise, smoking, obesity, coronary artery disease, heart failure, diabetes, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. This test is given at the start of the study and after the educational intervention. The overall test scores are compared by percentage correct. The individual questions are examined for group knowledge level on a particular topic. For example, the % correct of the group on a question about diabetes would reflect knowledge of diabetes.


Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cardiovascular Disease Education
6 lectures on cardiovascular disease were given over a 2 month time period
Behavioral: lecture
6 lectures on cardiovascular disease covering obesity, diet & exercise, smoking cessation, coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke.

Detailed Description:
Cardiovascular disease causes significant morbidity and mortality in the African American community. Among African Americans adults almost 1/3 have hypertension, 1/10 have heart disease, 1/20 have coronary heart disease, and 1/30 have had a stroke. Compared to their Caucasian American counterparts, African Americans are 3 times more times as likely to die from cardiovascular diseases than Caucasians, 1.5 times more likely to die from heart failure, and 1.8 times more likely to die from stroke. In addition, both lower socioeconomic position and minority race/ethnicity are associated with poorer health and shortened survival. These alarming statistics highlight the health disparities in the African American community. In our study, the investigators propose that interactive physician-led education through partnership with an African American church will improve awareness and knowledge of CVD in the African American community and will result in objective improvement in major risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • African American adults > 18 years old
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01335022


Locations
United States, Illinois
Heritage International Christian Church
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60639
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Donald M Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM Northwestern University
Study Director: William J Mosley II, MD Northwestern University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, Northwestern University Department of Preventive Medicine & Cardiology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01335022     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: STU00035483
First Submitted: April 4, 2011
First Posted: April 13, 2011
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2011
Last Verified: April 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases