Intervention Study to Control High Blood Pressure for Korean American (HBP)
The primary objective of the proposed clinical trials is to compare the differential reduction in blood pressure in underserved hypertensive adult Korean American. The study is designed to test the effectiveness of a comprehensive self-help intervention program.
High Blood Pressure
Behavioral: Self-Help Intervention Program-High Blood Pressure
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||High Blood Pressure Care for Korean Americans|
- Blood Pressure, Health-Related Quality of Life(Medical outcome Study Short Form-36) [ Time Frame: Baseling, 12month, 24month ]
- Self-Care Behaviors of HBP Control(Hill-Bone adherence of HBP therapy scale) Enabling Skills(problem-solving skills, cognitive reframing, belief-in-self) Self-Help(Inventory of Adult Role Behaviors) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3months, 9 months,15 months ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
CVD is the leading cause of mortality among KA. Recent statistics underscoring the high prevalence and impact of uncontrolled HBP upon this population warrant the development and implementation of effective intervention. KA experiences a great deal of social isolation, which makes it more difficult for them to make behavioral changes for health improvement. individual, family, and community behaviors are part of the HBP problem and also constitute major part of the solution. The proposed research is designed to investigate these issues in a KA population and to lay the groundwork for community-based self-help health education interventions to enhance appropriate care and BP control.
Comparison(s):This community-based self-help intervention approach offers a more culturally appropriate approach to closing the health status gap for KA. Incorporating a partnership with community leaders and health and human service care providers, this approach will utilize state-of-the-art health education strategies and a well-trained bilingual nurse from the community.
|United States, Maryland|
|Korean Resource Center|
|Ellicott city, Maryland, United States, 21042|
|Principal Investigator:||Miyong D Kim, PhD||Johns Hopkins university, School of Nursing|