Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed
Estimated Enrollment
15

Inclusion Criteria

Primary diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (myocardial infarction or unstable angina).
Adult patients admitted to one of three cardiac inpatient units at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Less-than-optimal adherence to health behaviors. This will be defined as a mean score of less than 15 on the Medical Outcomes Study Specific Adherence Scale (scores range from 3-18, with higher scores indicating better adherence).
Primary diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (myocardial infarction or unstable angina).
Adult patients admitted to one of three cardiac inpatient units at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Less-than-optimal adherence to health behaviors. This will be defined as a mean score of less than 15 on the Medical Outcomes Study Specific Adherence Scale (scores range from 3-18, with higher scores indicating better adherence).

Exclusion Criteria

Inability to communicate in English.
Patients not prescribed aspirin at discharge.
Cognitive deficits, assessed via a 6-item cognitive screen used to assess appropriate participation of medically-ill patients in research studies.
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Inability to communicate in English.
Patients not prescribed aspirin at discharge.
Cognitive deficits, assessed via a 6-item cognitive screen used to assess appropriate participation of medically-ill patients in research studies.
Inability to participate in physical activity.

Summary

Conditions
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: N/A
  • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
  • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 125 years
Gender
Both males and females

Inclusion Criteria

Primary diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (myocardial infarction or unstable angina).
Adult patients admitted to one of three cardiac inpatient units at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Less-than-optimal adherence to health behaviors. This will be defined as a mean score of less than 15 on the Medical Outcomes Study Specific Adherence Scale (scores range from 3-18, with higher scores indicating better adherence).
Primary diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (myocardial infarction or unstable angina).
Adult patients admitted to one of three cardiac inpatient units at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Less-than-optimal adherence to health behaviors. This will be defined as a mean score of less than 15 on the Medical Outcomes Study Specific Adherence Scale (scores range from 3-18, with higher scores indicating better adherence).

Exclusion Criteria

Inability to communicate in English.
Patients not prescribed aspirin at discharge.
Cognitive deficits, assessed via a 6-item cognitive screen used to assess appropriate participation of medically-ill patients in research studies.
...
Inability to communicate in English.
Patients not prescribed aspirin at discharge.
Cognitive deficits, assessed via a 6-item cognitive screen used to assess appropriate participation of medically-ill patients in research studies.
Inability to participate in physical activity.

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT02004158
Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Jeff Huffman, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Jeff Huffman, MD Massachusetts General Hospital