Clinical Trial

Couples-Based Intervention to Improve Health Outcomes

Study Description

Healing Hearts Together: Evaluating a Couples-based Intervention to Improve Health Outcomes

The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of the 8-week Healing Hearts Together (HHT) program to improve relationship quality, mental health, quality of life (QoL), and cardiovascular health. This is a randomized controlled trial in which couples are randomly assigned to the HHT group or usual care. Changes in the outcomes of interest will be assessed at the end of the intervention (8 weeks) and 6 months later.

Location

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Healing Hearts Together

Participants in the HHT group will be assembled in groups and attend 8 weekly 2-hr sessions at UOHI led by 2 facilitators with psychology training. Sessions: 1) focus on understanding love, attachment, and their relationship to heart health; 2) provide an opportunity to share experiences related to cardiovascular disease with partners and peers; and 3) assist in identifying and improving communication patterns that may inhibit positive interactions and healthy behaviours. Participants are introd ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Healing Hearts Together: Evaluating a Couples-based Intervention to Improve Health Outcomes

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03938116

ParticipAid ID

erk6La