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Impact on blood pressure control of a six-month intervention project.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11211541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of a six-month structured education programme on blood pressure (BP) control in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. All patients attending the Specialist Hypertension Clinic, University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), between January 4 and March 29, 1999, with blood pressure > 140/90 mmHg (n = 80), were randomly divided into Group 1, cases (n = 42) and Group 2, controls (n = 38). A 40-item pretested questionnaire, administered at the baseline and final visits of both groups, elicited demographic, lifestyle and knowledge data. Group 1 attended monthly structured interventions for six months. Except for diastolic blood pressure among male controls, diastolic blood pressure and systolic blood pressure were significantly reduced at the end of the intervention period (p < 0.01). Knowledge improved among the male patients (p < 0.01). Among the female patients, activity scores were significantly increased (p < 0.01), weight (p < 0.05) and BMI (p < 0.05) were significantly reduced. There were no differences in these variables among the controls. This intervention had a benefit in blood pressure control.
E M Duff; S H Simpson; S Whittle; E Y Bailey; S A Lopez; R Wilks
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Indian medical journal     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0043-3144     ISO Abbreviation:  West Indian Med J     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-09     Completed Date:  2001-05-03     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417410     Medline TA:  West Indian Med J     Country:  Jamaica    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Advanced Nursing Education and Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Hypertension / therapy*
Life Style
Middle Aged
Patient Education as Topic / methods*
Pilot Projects
Program Evaluation
Sex Factors
Time Factors

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