Innovative Multigenerational Household Intervention to Reduce Stroke and CVD "FITSMI"

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

American Indians (AI's) are experiencing an epidemic of stroke morbidity and mortality, with higher prevalence and incidence, younger age at onset, and poorer survival than other racial and ethnic groups. With a stroke incidence more than twice that of the general U.S. population, stroke in AI's is a public health problem of staggering scope. AI's also have disproportionate burdens of many risk factors for stroke, including hypertension, smoking, obesity, and diabetes. However, no rigorous, population-based studies of stroke prevention have included AI's. The investigators at WSU, and community partners, have designed the "Family Intervention in the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing" (FITSMI), a program delivered at the household level to encourage lifestyle changes that transform the home environment and reduce stroke risk for all residents. FITSMI uses a "talking circle" format in which facilitators guide participants to identify goals for change and create a tailored plan for sustainable implementation that may target smoking, exercise, diet, or medication adherence. FITSMI requires just 2 sessions (baseline and 1 month post-baseline), with text messaging used to boost long-term adherence. In a group-randomized trial design, the investigators will recruit 360 households where Strong Heart Family Study members aged 45 and older reside. The investigators will assign half to FITSMI and half to a control condition that receives educational brochures.



  • Motivational Interviewing Behavioral
  • Motivational Interviewing Intervention Arm Behavioral
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Motivational Interviewing Intervention Arm
    Description: The MI intervention households receive three aspects of the intervention: digital stories, motivational interviewing talking circle and the option to receive text messages to adhere to the action plan.
  • Control Brochure Arm Other
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Control Brochure Arm
    Description: Control Arm households receive a culturally tailored Stroke and CVD brochure for prevention.

Trial Design

  • Purpose: Treatment


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Stroke Risk Classification 1 year No