From National Institutes of Nursing Research
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2016) — The University of Kentucky College of Nursing has received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Nursing Research to implement and test outcomes from the Rural Intervention for Caregivers’ Heart Health Intervention (RICHH).
RICHH aims to reduce CVD risks and depressive symptoms in rural caregivers by helping them overcome environmental and socioeconomic barriers to health maintenance. Barriers in rural communities include high poverty rates and limited healthcare and social resources.
Researchers will examine the short- and long-term effects of a treatment condition by measuring CVD risk factors, self-care behaviors and depressive symptoms. Participants receiving the intervention condition will attend individual video conferencing sessions through an application on a digital device. Sessions include information and resources for preventing CVD and maintaining personal health.