Experimental: DeStress for Health Program Participants for Stress Reduction

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Granville Vance Public Health Department, Oxford, NC
Stress Reduction
DeStress for Health Program Participants - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

The purpose of this research study is to determine whether a positive psychology intervention paired with a health behavior intervention is successful in decreasing perceived stress and increasing positive affect in residents of Vance and Granville County.The program will consist of 4 in person / zoom sessions that are based on empirically supported PPWB components including Optimism, Gratitude, Mindfulness and Positive Savoring to improve behavioral self-regulation towards health-related goals with an additional class five as a check in that will be used for survey completion. Specifically, principal investigator will provide participants with instruction on positive psychology exercises that can do on their own and counseling around increased fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity and smoking cessation. Participants will then be asked to create a SMART goal to work on each week of the program for one of the behaviors. Research staff will conduct surveys with participants at baseline and at end of program. Feasibility and acceptability measures of the intervention will be collected at the end of the program. Research team will also collect informal feedback from participants at the end of each of the class sessions. Classes will be delivered in person and broadcasted via zoom via a password protected zoom link. Participant who choose to remain remote and participate via Zoom will be mailed binders of study materials with information on who to call if participants have questions. Participants who attend live events will receive their materials in person. Pre- and post-intervention surveys will be sent to participants via email. This is Part 2 of study (NCT03776890)

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

5 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 months

2 months
Change in Behavioral Self Regulation As Measured by a Survey
Change in Positive Emotion As Measured by a Survey
Change in Stress Self Regulation As Measured By a Survey
Percent of Participants Rating Intervention as Useful
Percent of Participants Recommending Intervention to Friend
Percentage of Participants That Attend All Intervention Sessions
Percentage of Participants That Stay in Study for Duration
6 months
Number of Participants Recruited in a 6-Month Time-frame

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Experimental: DeStress for Health Program Participants
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

40 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Experimental: DeStress for Health Program Participants · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental: DeStress for Health Program Participants
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: DeStress for Health Program Participants · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 months
Closest Location: Granville Vance Public Health Department · Oxford, NC
2020First Recorded Clinical Trial
2 TrialsResearching Stress Reduction
1 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.