Stroke Behavioral and Educational Intervention
Stroke Program investigators are committed to improving stroke preparedness and stroke prevention through community-based work. This work, funded by the NIH, includes completed projects such as Kids Identifying and Defeating Stroke (KIDS), the first project to improve middle school children’s stroke preparedness, and ongoing work such as the Preparing to ReACT Immediately to Stroke through Education (PRAISE) and Stroke Health and Risk Education (SHARE) projects.
The Stroke Health and Risk Education (SHARE) project
This primary stroke prevention project is a behavioral/motivational trial that targets diet, physical activity, and blood pressure medication adherence through a culturally sensitive multicomponent intervention. The trial, conducted in partnership with the Diocese of Corpus Christi, is being conducted in 10 Catholic churches in Corpus Christi, Texas and includes Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites.
PI: Morgenstern/Brown. Funding: R01 NS062675
The Role of Personal Networks in Cardiovascular Behavior Risk Reduction Trial
This study explores the feasibility of collecting social network data in the context of a large behavioral intervention trial. It also explores the contribution of participant’s social network to their overall health.
PI:Skolarus. Funding: UM Cardiovascular Center McKay Grant
Preparing to ReACT Immediately to Stroke through Education (PRAISE)
Preparing to React Immediately to Stroke through Education (PRAISE), is a collaboration between the University of Michigan Stroke Program and Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (academic partners), and Bridges Into the Future, a faith-based community organization in Flint, Michigan (community partner). Using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, the PRAISE team has partnered with 3 predominately African American churches in Flint to design and test a faith-based, peer-led intervention to increase appropriate 911 calls for acute stroke among youth and adults.
PI: Skolarus. Funding: NIH/NINDS K23 NS073685
Kids Identifying and Defeating Stroke (KIDS)
This health education trial showed that a youth-based health promotion project aimed at increasing prompt utilization of emergency medical systems services for acute stroke among Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas resulted in increased behavioral intent to call 911.
Reach Out, a partnership between our stroke research team and community partners, Bridges Into the Future, is a blood pressure reduction randomized, controlled clinical trial conducted in Flint, Michigan. The intervention focuses on text-messaging and home blood pressure monitoring.
PI: Skolarus. Funding: University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center Inaugural Grant Fund
Attitudes and beliefs of Michigan emergency physicians toward tissue plasminogen activator use in stroke: baseline survey results from the INcreasing Stroke Treatment through INteractive behavioral Change Tactic (INSTINCT) trial hospitals.
Kids Identifying and Defeating Stroke (KIDS): development and implementation of a multiethnic health education intervention to increase stroke awareness among middle school students and their parents.