Improving Heart Health through Clinical Research
Our goal is to help people live longer, healthier lives. That's why we're studying the effectiveness of A Change of Heart. This research project tracks participants over their lifetime to see if they maintain healthy habits and the best heart health possible. By analyzing the program's results, we can continually develop better ways to protect heart health.
The study gathers specific information from participants who have taken the heart health assessment. Participation is voluntary.
How the study works
During the assessment, participants complete a baseline questionnaire about their own heart disease risk awareness, smoking status, dietary habits, exercise routine, stress management and anxiety. Test results, such as cholesterol levels and blood pressure, are also recorded.
Participants rate their level of commitment to suggested lifestyle changes at their baseline assessment appointment and during each follow-up survey.
Our trained clinical researchers follow up with participants after one month, three months, six months, and then every year. Each time, participants answer questions about their heart health and lifestyle habits.
Follow-up assessments will determine the benefits of the screening program, including whether it helps people live longer, healthier lives.
Improving women's heart health
One goal of the study is to develop an annual report card on the state of women’s heart health based on the assessments conducted. Our A Change of Heart for Kansas Women's Heart Health Council will use the data to determine how the program is making a difference and how it can be even more effective.
Center for Advanced Heart Care's Outcomes Report 2009
Read our most recent outcomes report to help you make informed decisions on your cardiovascular care. Request your copy today and get data on our highly ranked heart program's performance.