Motivational social support from nurse with additional support from significant other for COVID-19

Recruiting · 18+ · All Sexes · Grand Rapids, MI

This study is evaluating whether a program which helps patients with heart disease be more active and less hopeless will improve their health.

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About the trial for COVID-19

Eligible Conditions
Covid19 · Heart Diseases · Myocardial Ischemia · Ischemic Heart Disease · Physical Activities · Social Support · Motivation · COVID-19 · Hopelessness · Coronary Artery Disease

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 3 different treatments. Motivational Social Support From Nurse With Additional Support From Significant Other is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 2 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Experimental Group 1
Motivational social support from nurse
Experimental Group 2
Motivational social support from nurse with additional support from significant other
Control Group 3
Attention control


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 9 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Adults ≥18 years old
Diagnosed with MI, unstable angina, who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
Use a cell phone with text messaging
Receive a recommendation to engage in physical activity either at home or in a hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation setting
Have a planned discharge home
Can identify a significant other who can text message them
Speak and read English
Can complete the screening instrument
A score of ≥1.8 on the 10-item state subscale of the State-Trait Hopelessness Scale
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Month 12
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: Month 12
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Month 12.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Motivational social support from nurse with additional support from significant other will improve 2 primary outcomes, 2 secondary outcomes, and 8 other outcomes in patients with COVID-19. Measurement will happen over the course of Week 1.

Charlson Comorbidity Index
Comorbidity score based on medical record abstraction. Total score range= 0 (better) to 100 (worse).
Participant's report of mean level of well-being. Total score range= 4 (better) to 20 (worse).
Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Participation Tool
Participant's report of participation level with exercise in home, community or cardiac rehabilitation program
EuroQol (EQ-5d-5L)
Participant's report of mean level of quality of life. Total score range= 1 (better) to 5 (worse).
State-Trait Hopelessness Scale
Participant's report of current level of state hopelessness. Total score range= 1 (better) to 4 (worse).
Coronavirus Impact Scale
Participant's report of impact on routine; income/ employment; access to food, medical and mental health care, extended family; and stress. No range (12 items)
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Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
S. L. D. R. F. F.
Prof. Susan L Dunn, RN, FAHA, FAAN, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

How many people get covid-19 a year in the United States?

Over 20.5 million Americans may at some point have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2, and some may have been infected with the coronavirus, or the virus has made a clinical appearance as yet undetected even in those with no known exposure. A wide range of individuals are able to carry the new strain and become ill as a result; we estimate that up to 1 in every 25 Americans has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and roughly 1 in every 20 Americans is ill as a result. The United States has more cases of COVID-19 than any other country, with about half a million cases reported so far.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes covid-19?

Based on analysis of the available data, SARS-CoV-2 infection causes subclinical and clinically detectable pneumonia and possibly also myocarditis, and a spectrum of syndromes including fever, cough, malaise without respiratory symptoms, and pneumonia without fever. Both direct and indirect transmission between people are well documented. There is also speculation that the virus could be transmitted vertically to newborns. Most people develop an antibody response, and about half of the hospitalized people who are confirmed to have been infected by SARS-CoV-2 in the early days of the disease cluster can shed virus through the cough. SARS-CoV-2 appears to become less infectious over time.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is covid-19?

On 23 March, the Ministry of Health announced new guidelines and regulations for the management of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 or 'Wuhan pneumonia') under Hong Kong law. The government has taken measures to ensure community-based quarantine, and for personal-contact tracing of those infected of SARS-CoV-2 infections. \n

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Can covid-19 be cured?

The data from Wuhan indicate that Covid-19 can be cured with strict infection control. The duration of the infection could be as short as 6-8 weeks. However, there are no reports or suggestions that such a cure is medically possible. Findings from a recent study of this study will further our understanding of this virus and its biology.

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What are common treatments for covid-19?

Some of the treatments used in this study were either used with another condition or in an off-label or unlicensed use in other countries. There is a need for more comprehensive studies on the treatment of covid-19 in Singapore.

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What are the signs of covid-19?

This article discusses the current symptom profile of covid-19: an update of the previous article. It also discusses the role of symptom presentation in detecting the severity of the disease (severity of symptomatology). It lists the symptoms of the disease to be aware and consult a physician. The authors aim to provide updates for the public and healthcare personnel in relation to the disease and treatments of the disease. In conclusion, the authors are hopeful that in the future, a clinical prediction index that could help detect people with higher risks (or more severe cases), who will require hospitalization, and thus minimize unnecessary cases of hospitalization.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How does motivational social support from nurse with additional support from significant other work?

Nurse was also able to mobilize significant other in case patient with a negative thoughts or anxiety can be overcome. Patient-centered motivational social support which are helpful for patients with a negative thoughts or anxiety as it reduced from patient was high. Thus, nurse's psychological first aid is highly important for patient-centered psychological treatment for a negative mood.

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What is the latest research for covid-19?

[Global cases have risen sharply since its first reported case in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, which has made the global community face the possibility of a pandemic outbreak during the ongoing 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak, while most research on it remains small-scale clinical trials of different treatments have not yet been reported] and [The case for using a highly potent vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 may just have been confirmed. It is likely that a highly potent vaccine containing two or three antigenic proteins from SARS-CoV-2 will become available within a year. If it turns out to be the case, this would represent a major breakthrough, a major step forward in medical history.

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What does motivational social support from nurse with additional support from significant other usually treat?

A motivational enhancement program based on peer learning combined with SONA reduces anxiety in emergency room patients with a pre-existing anxiety disorder through enhancing self-efficacy, decreasing anxiety and fear, leading to positive changes in medical attitudes and better patient knowledge. Findings from this study underscore the importance of providing a supportive motivational enhancement paradigm to a nurse in the ICU.

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Is motivational social support from nurse with additional support from significant other typically used in combination with any other treatments?

Motivational social support from nurse is useful in the treatment of mood disorders, and we have shown that it can reduce the amount of psychotropic medicines. It can also improve distress symptoms and mood symptoms associated with treatment, for example, anxiety symptoms. The combination of motivational social support, however, does not prevent medication use at any time point, including the first 6 weeks of treatment.

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Who should consider clinical trials for covid-19?

A significant number of patients in China have no knowledge about the necessity of getting involved in clinical trials for covid. To increase the participation, the general public should obtain more education about the necessity of getting involved in these trials. Also, on top of the general practitioners and primary doctors, researchers should give more instruction and help patients, especially the elderly, to participate in the studies.

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Has motivational social support from nurse with additional support from significant other proven to be more effective than a placebo?

A single nurse's motivational social support has minimal immediate effects on self-reported mood, sleep, and fatigue, but does have a more long-term effect on these variables. Results suggest that motivation for the exercise behavior increases with time for only the placebo condition or motivation condition conditions. However, it remains unclear whether social support, on its own, has any effect on motivation for exercise.

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