A Study to Improve Cardiovascular Health Among African Americans within Faith Communities

Overview

About this study

The purpose of this study is to apply a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach to rigorously refine and test the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of our existing cardiovascular (CV) health and wellness digital application (app) prototype to improve CV health according to the American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 (LS7) framework among African-American (AA) adults within faith communities.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

Aim 1

  • Men and women 18 years of age and older.
  • AA race/ethnicity.
  • Basic Internet navigation skills.
  • Active email address.

Aim 2 - Churches

  • predominantly AA parishioners.
  • church size > 50 members.
  • commitment from church pastor/senior leadership to promote the study at church.
  • willingness of church member to serve as church liaison (FAITH! Partner).

Aim 2 - Participants

  • Men and women 18 years of age and older.
  • AA race/ethnicity.
  • Basic Internet navigation skills (at least weekly access).
  • Active email address.
  • Ownership of smartphone (supporting iOS or Android systems).
  • Minimal fruit/vegetable intake (<5 servings/day)
  • No regular PA program (<30 minutes/day of moderate PA).
  • Able to engage in moderate PA (such as brisk walking, dancing, aerobics, gardening, weight lifting without restrictions including physical disability, use of a wheelchair daily or serious medical condition).

Exclusion Criteria: 

Aim 1

  • Unable to commit to participating in at least 3 focus groups over 3 month period.
  • Have visual/hearing impairment or mental disability that would preclude independent use of the app.

Aim 2

  • Unable to walk up at least two flights of stairs or walk at least one city block without assistance or stopping.
  • Pregnant or planning to become pregnant within 2 years (due to associated hormonal and weight changes).
  • Have visual/hearing impairment or mental disability that would preclude independent use of the app.
  • Participant in Aim 1 focus groups.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

LaPrincess Brewer, M.D., M.P.H.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Jasmine Sexton CCRP

(507)538-7178

Sexton.Jasmine@mayo.edu

More information

Publications

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Study Results Summary

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Supplemental Study Information

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CLS-20442901

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