Clinical Trial

Stereotypes and Hypertension

Study Description

The Multicenter Randomized HYpertension and VALUEs (HYVALUE) Trial

The objective of this study is to reduce the effects of stereotype threat on the adherence of African American patients with hypertension. The specific aims of this study, which employs a values affirmation intervention, are to: 1. Compare the effects of the values-affirmation exercise to a control condition on antihypertensive medication adherence in African American patients with uncontrolled hypertension across three clinical settings, 2. Compare the effects of the values-affirmation exercise on antihypertensive medication adherence in African American patients and white patients with uncontrolled hypertension and similar socioeconomic characteristics, and 3. Evaluate the intervention for widespread dissemination using the RE-AIM (reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation and maintenance) framework

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

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

Behavioral - Intervention Values Affirmation

Participants are asked to circle the two or three values that are MOST important to them. Next, participants are asked to think about times when the values chosen might be important to THEMSELVES and then write a few sentences to describe when and why they might be important.

Behavioral - Control Values Affirmation

Participants are asked to circle the two or three items that are LEAST important to them. Next, participants are asked to think about times when the values chosen might be important to SOMEONE ELSE and then write a few sentences to describe when and why they might be important.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Using Values Affirmation to Reduce the Effects of Stereotype Threat on Hypertension Disparities: The Multicenter Randomized HYpertension and VALUEs (HYVALUE) Trial

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03028597

ParticipAid ID

xe72yd