Healthy Hearts Healthy Minds

Healthy Hearts Healthy Minds

Lead Principal Investigator: Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital

Purpose: To compare two psychosocial interventions to help individuals who have 1) experienced depression and 2) who are also at risk for (or have) heart disease to increase their physical activity.

Funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (15 073 1449).

Healthy Hearts Healthy Minds

Lead Principal Investigator: Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital

Purpose: To compare two psychosocial interventions to help individuals who have 1) experienced depression and 2) who are also at risk for (or have) heart disease to increase their physical activity.

Funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (15 073 1449).

Overview

General data linkage plan and system, as well as intervention plans have been developed
awardFinalized a reward scheme to help keep participants engaged
Completed audio and video segments for online interventions
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Negotiating with Fitbit on data linkage plan and data use agreement

who's involved?

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2 participating Networks:
MoodNetwork and Heath eHeart Alliance
One external organization:

Fitbit

how we're making a difference

collab

Collaboration of two people-powered networks allows researchers to recruit a large sample size to examine who might benefit from which intervention. This study will also demonstrate how these networks can seamlessly share data, recruit, and conduct studies together

The study will improve our understanding of how to increase exercise in at-risk populations or individuals who 1) have a history of depression and 2) who are also at risk for (or have) heart disease

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PCORnet involvement has allowed us to leverage the knowledge gained from other cross-network collaborations