Positive Psychology for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients

Description

This is a randomized controlled pilot trial in 50 acute coronary syndrome patients to determine if a 12 week, telephone-delivered, combined positive psychology-motivational interviewing intervention is more effective than a health behavior education program at improving health behaviors and other outcomes. The investigators hypothesize that the intervention will be associated with better mental and physical health outcomes and better health behavior adherence compared to the health behavior education program.

Study Start Date

May, 01 2017

Estimated Completion Date

September 2018

Interventions

  • Behavioral: Health Behavior Education
  • Behavioral: Positive Psychology + Goal Setting

Study ID

Massachusetts General Hospital -- R01HL113272

Status

Recruiting

Trial ID

NCT03122184

Study Type

Interventional

Trial Phase

N/A

Enrollment Quota

50

Sponsor

Massachusetts General Hospital

Inclusion Criteria

  • Adult patients admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital or Brigham and Women's Hospital inpatient units
  • Diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (using established criteria for myocardial infarction or unstable angina
  • confirmed via medical record and/or patient's treatment team)
  • Age 18 or older
  • Suboptimal adherence on MOS-SAS: Score < 15 OR Score = 15 with physical activity < 6

Exclusion Criteria

  • Cognitive deficits, assessed via a 6-item cognitive screen used to assess appropriate participation of medically ill patients in research studies.
  • Medical conditions precluding interviews or likely to lead to death within 6 months, determined in consultation with the primary treatment team and cardiology co-investigator.
  • Inability to perform moderate to vigorous physical activity, as defined by an inability to walk without aid of an assistive device such as a walker or cane, OR inability to walk at a steady pace for at least 5 minutes without stopping.
  • Inability to communicate in English.
  • Inability to participate in physical activity

Gender

All

Ages

18 Years and older

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

No

Study Locations and Contact Information (5)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Jeff Huffman MD None None
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Jeff Huffman MD None None
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Jeff Huffman MD None None
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Jeff Huffman MD None None
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Jeff Huffman MD None None

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