The purpose of this study is to adapt and then evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and
efficacy of a telephone-based intervention (UPLIFT: Using Practice and Learning to Increase
Favorable Thoughts) for individuals with elevated depressive symptoms and hypertension.
UPLIFT is a group-based intervention that is delivered over 8 weekly sessions for 1 hour/week
Aim 1 of this study is to adapt UPLIFT using qualitative focus groups and individual
interviews and to test the adapted UPLIFT program in a single-arm design. Aim 2 of this study
is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) that will compare the effects of the adapted UPLIFT
program to usual care (UC) and to test mediators and moderators of the effects of UPLIFT.