NYU Dataset

Faith-based Approaches in the Treatment of Hypertension

Alternate Titles(s): FAITH
UID: 10126
This dataset was generated as part of a cluster-randomized, 2-arm trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a faith-based group-counseling therapeutic lifestyle intervention and motivational interviewed (MINT-TLC) vs. health education (HE) on black adults who attend churches in New York City. 32 churches with approximately 300 eligible adults were randomly assigned to either MINT-TLC or HE control, and data was collected at baseline, 3, 6, and 9 months. Data was collected on systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), intake of fruits and vegetables, level of physical activity and weight loss, sex, age, ethnicity, place of birth, language spoken at home, marital status, education, employment, insurance, religious affiliation, smoking, and alcohol use, National Cancer Institute Perfect Energy from Fat Screener, self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation for physical activity and fruits and vegetables, Charlson Comorbidity Index, Spiritual Locus of Control, Perceived Stress, Quality of Life (12-item Short-Form Health Survey), Patient Health Questionnaire 8-item Depression Scale, Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey, Hope Scale, and Morisky Medication Adherence Questionnaire, and waist circumference. MINT-TLC treatment included twelve 90-minute weekly group session followed by three monthly individual MINT sessions while the HE treatment consisted of eleven 90-minute group sessions for health education.
2010 - 2014
Geographic Coverage
New York (State) - New York City
Subject of Study
Subject Domain
Population Age
Adult (19 years - 64 years)
Senior (65 years - 79 years)
Aged (80 years and over)


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Data Type
Study Type
Dataset Format(s)
Data Collection Instruments
Charlson Comorbidity Index
Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)
Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)
Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Social Support Survey
Adult Hope Scale
Morisky Medication Adherence Scale
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