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Pawtucket Heart Health Program

This study has been completed.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: March 15, 2016
Last verified: July 2000
To conduct a community-based research and demonstration project in cardiovascular disease prevention in the town of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Targeted risk factors included high blood pressure, elevated blood cholesterol, obesity, cigarette smoking, and sedentary living. To evaluate the program, risk factor surveys on a cross-sectional and cohort basis were conducted along with mortality and morbidity surveillance both in Pawtucket and in the non-intervention comparison town of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Cerebrovascular Accident
Coronary Disease

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: August 1980
Study Completion Date: July 1997
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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Siconolfi SF, Carleton RA, Lasater TM: Relationship Between Physical Activity Questionnaire and Maximal Oxygen Uptake. Circulation, Supplement, October, 1984
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Siconolfi SF, Lasater TM, Elder JP, Garber CE, Carleton RA: Normal Blood Pressure Reactivity to Mental Stress in Borderline Hypertensive Patients. J Cardiac Rehab, 6:383-398, 1986
Peterson GS, Lefebvre RC, Ferreira A, Sennett L, Lazieh M, Carleton RA: Strategies for Cholesterol Lowering at the Worksite, J Nutr Educ, 18(1), 1986
McKinlay SM, McGraw SA, Assaf AR, Kipp DM, Carleton RA: An Innovative Approach to the Evaluation of Large Community Programs. In: Baum A, Herd JA, (Eds). Perspectives in Behavioral Medicine, Volume 3. Academic Press, Inc. New York, 1987
Elder JP, Abrams DB, Beaudin P, Carleton RA, Lasater TM, Lazieh M, Peterson G, Schwertfeger R: Behavioral Community Psychology and the Prevention of Heart Disease: Community Level Applications of the Pawtucket Heart Health Program. In: Baum A, Herd A, (Eds). Perspectives in Behavioral Medicine, Volume 3. Academic Press, Inc. New York, 1987
Lasater TM, Elder JP, Carleton RA, Abrams DB. The Pawtucket Heart Health Program: Prospects and Process. In: Baum A, Herd JA (Eds). Perspectives in Behavioral Medicine, Volume 3. Academic Press, Inc. New York, 1987
Harden EA, Lefebvre RC, Fuchs V, Lasater TM, Carleton RA: Telemarketing for Health Promotion. Am J Prev Med, 1987
Nelson DJ, et al: A Campaign Strategy for Weight Loss at Worksites. Health Educ Res: Theory and Practice, 2:27-31, 1987 Identifier: NCT00005151     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1022
R01HL023629 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: March 15, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017