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Motivational interventions in community hypertension screening.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  848618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To evaluate different techniques intended to motivate community residents to have their blood pressures taken, five inner-city target areas with comparable, predominantly Black, populations were selected. A sample of about 200 households in each of four areas were subjected to different motivational interventions; in one of these four areas, households were approached in a series of four sequential steps. The fifth target area served as a control. Findings establish that home visits by community members trained to take blood pressure measurements (BPMs) in the home produces much larger yields of new (previously unknown) hypertensives than more passive techniques such as invitational letters and gift offers. Prior informational letters, including letters specifying time of visit, do not affect refusals or increase the yield. More "passive" motivational techniques yield a higher proportion of previously known hypertensives than the more "active" outreach efforts.
S M Stahl; T Lawrie; P Neill; C Kelley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1977 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-05-25     Completed Date:  1977-05-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Community Health Aides / utilization
Hypertension / epidemiology*
Mass Screening / methods*

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