Translating a Heart Disease Lifestyle Intervention Into the Community

Conditions:High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), High Cholesterol, Obesity Weight Loss, Cardiology, Endocrine, Diabetes
Therapuetic Areas:Cardiology / Vascular Diseases, Endocrinology
Age Range:30 - 60
Start Date:August 2012
End Date:February 2015

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Translating a Heart Disease Lifestyle Intervention in the Community study will evaluate the
feasibility and initial effectiveness of a community-based, culturally-targeted, lifestyle
intervention to improve the cardiovascular health of underserved South Asian (Indian,
Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepali, and Sri Lankan) Americans. Participants in this study will
be randomly assigned to either a group to receive heart disease prevention classes or to
another group where they will receive written materials about heart disease prevention.

South Asian individuals were recruited from a community based organization in Chicago and
randomly assigned to the print health education group or the SAHELI intervention.

Inclusion Criteria:

- South Asians between 30 and 60 years

- Have at least one CHD risk factor: obesity (body mass index > 25 kg/m2- cutoff for
obesity in South Asians), hyperlipidemia, hypertension, pre-diabetes, or diabetes.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Inability to speak English, Hindi, or Urdu

- History of clinically evident CVD (e.g. heart attack, stroke)

- Pregnant, lactating, or planning to become pregnant during the study period

- Conditions that inhibit moderate intensity physical activity

- Systolic blood pressure ≥190 or diastolic blood pressure ≥105; Triglycerides ≥ 400

- Using insulin for diabetes

- Significant medical or psychiatric co-morbidities

- Plans to move out of the area within 2 years

- Family/household member enrolled in study
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