Unmet Need Screening for Cardiovascular Disease

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Cardiovascular Disease+3 MoreUnmet Need Screening - Behavioral
Any Age
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will test whether systematically screening veterans for unmet social needs and connecting them to resources can improve health outcomes.

Eligible Conditions
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 7 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 and 12 months

6 and 12 months
Blood Pressure (BP)
Clinic Visit Appointment Attendance ("no-show")
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
Medication Adherence
Preventable Hospitalization
Urgent Care Utilization
6 months
Unmet Need Reduction
8 weeks
Connection to New Resources

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

1 of 3
1 of 3
1 of 3

Experimental Treatment

880 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Unmet Need Screening · No Placebo Group · N/A

AwarenessExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Unmet Need Referral - Resource Sheet, Unmet Need Screening · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral
AssistanceExperimental Group · 3 Interventions: Unmet Need Referral Assistance, Unmet Need Referral - Resource Sheet, Unmet Need Screening · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral, Behavioral
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Unmet Need Screening · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 and 12 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,485 Previous Clinical Trials
2,741,339 Total Patients Enrolled
VA Boston Healthcare SystemFED
65 Previous Clinical Trials
969,415 Total Patients Enrolled
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical CenterFED
16 Previous Clinical Trials
4,846 Total Patients Enrolled
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical CenterFED
30 Previous Clinical Trials
9,862 Total Patients Enrolled
Deborah A Gurewich, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorVA Boston Healthcare System Jamaica Plain Campus, Jamaica Plain, MA

Eligibility Criteria

Age Any Age · All Participants · 8 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have coronary artery disease.
You have cerebrovascular disease.