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Improvement of medication compliance in uncontrolled hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  73694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
38 hypertensive Canadian steelworkers who were neither compliant with medications nor at goal diastolic blood-pressure six months after starting treatment were allocated either to a control group or to an experimental group who were taught how to measure their own blood-pressures, asked to chart their home blood-pressures and pill taking, and taught how to tailor pill taking to their daily habits and rituals; these men were also seen fortnightly by a highschool graduate with no formal health professional training who reinforced the experimental manoeuvres and rewarded improvements in compliance and blood-pressure. Six months later, average compliance had fallen by 1.5% in the control group but rose 21.3% in the experimental group. Blood-pressures fell in 17 of 20 experimental patients (to goal in 6) and in 10 of 18 control patients (to goal in 2).
R B Haynes; D L Sackett; E S Gibson; D W Taylor; B C Hackett; R S Roberts; A L Johnson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1976 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-02-23     Completed Date:  1978-02-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1265-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / administration & dosage*,  therapeutic use
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Determination / methods
Clinical Trials as Topic
Drug Administration Schedule
Follow-Up Studies
Health Education
Home Care Services
Hypertension / drug therapy*
Occupational Diseases / drug therapy*
Patient Compliance*
Self-Help Devices
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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