Improving Blood Pressure Management in Patients With Diabetes (SCRIP-HTN)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00374270|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 11, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 11, 2007
About 22% of Canadians have high blood pressure, or hypertension. However, studies have shown that only 1 out of 5 people with hypertension have their blood pressure controlled.
Diabetes is also an important risk factor for heart disease and stroke. About half of people with diabetes also have hypertension - a deadly combination. Studies have shown that only about 1 in 10 people with diabetes have their blood pressure controlled adequately - clearly something needs to be done to improve this.
Heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and diabetes are conditions that occur in the community, so we need to explore innovative solutions that will work in the community. Pharmacists are well-placed in the community to help identify people with diabetes and hypertension. This has worked very well in previous studies in patients with high cholesterol levels. Pharmacists and nurses have complementary skills which, when working as a team, may help identify and better manage hypertension in people with diabetes.
Our main objective is to test whether a community pharmacist and nurse team can improve blood pressure control in people with diabetes and hypertension.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2||Behavioral: Lifestyle Counselling; Opinion Leader Influence Statements||Phase 4|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||227 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Official Title:||Improving Blood Pressure Management in Patients With Diabetes: SCRIP-HTN|
|Study Start Date :||May 2005|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2007|
- difference in change in systolic BP between the intervention and usual care groups [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- change in antihypertensive therapy by new/additional hypertension medication or dosage increase between groups [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- proportion of patients achieving goal BP of <130/80 mm Hg between groups [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- proportion of patients that are prescribed an ACE inhibitor or angiotensin receptor antagonist between groups [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00374270
|University of Alberta|
|Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2C8|
|Principal Investigator:||Ross T Tsuyuki, PharmD, MSc||University of Alberta|