CoCo: Colour Coded Blood Pressure Control
Insufficient blood pressure control is a frequent problem despite the existence of effective treatment. One of the causes is insufficient self-monitoring and a lack of adherence to therapy. Blood pressure self-measurement at home (Home Blood Pressure Measurement, HBPM) has positive effects on treatment adherence and is helpful in achieving the target blood pressure.
Only a few studies have investigated whether the adherence for HBPM can be improved through simple measures and better blood pressure monitoring can be achieved.
Objective Improvement of self-monitoring by means of blood pressure self-measurement and improved blood pressure control by using a new colour-coded blood pressure diary
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Does a Colour-coded Blood Pressure Diary Improve Blood Pressure Control for Patients in General Practice? A Randomised Controlled Study|
- Primary outcome: change in systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure 6 months after using the new colour-coded blood pressure diary. [ Time Frame: 6months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- adherence with home blood pressure measurements [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Active Comparator: color coded bloodpressure booklet||
Behavioral: "CoCo" colour coded blood pressure control
The patients in the intervention group will receive a colour-coded blood pressure record booklet. The corresponding colour coded areas are divided into three areas of green, yellow and red following a traffic light system. The green area covers blood pressure readings up to a maximum of 140/90 mmHg, the yellow area includes systolic readings over 140 to 180 mm Hg and diastolic readings over 90 to 110 mmHg. The red area covers systolic readings over 180 mmHg and diastolic readings over 110 mmHg.
|University Hospital Zurich, Institute of General Practice|
|Zurich, ZH, Switzerland, 8091|
|Principal Investigator:||Thomas J. Rosemann, Prof MD||University Hospital Zurich, Institute of General Practice|