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SPHERE Hypertension Baseline Data Study

This study has been completed.
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University of Washington Identifier:
First received: March 6, 2007
Last updated: February 12, 2008
Last verified: February 2008

We are collecting baseline data on patients who have high blood pressure readings (160/100 or higher) at a 9-1-1 response by an EMT.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: SPHERE Hypertension Baseline Data Study

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Further study details as provided by University of Washington:

Enrollment: 470
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Detailed Description:

We are collecting baseline data on patients who have high blood pressure readings (160/100 or higher) at a 9-1-1 response by an EMT. We want to understand what these patients currently remember occurring during the 9-1-1 response around their high blood pressure measure; if the patients seek a second reading; if the patients seek follow-up care as a result of the high blood pressure measure. We are also interested if patients trust EMTs as a provider of preventive health care. This baseline data will also allow us to more accurately measure the success of a future intervention study aimed at motivating subjects to receive a follow-up hypertension assessment from a physician after receiving a high blood pressure reading from an EMT.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

People seen by Renton, Bellevue, and Shoreline fire departments with blood pressure higher than 160/100.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 160 and/or diastolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 100
  • Patient is at least 18 years old
  • Patient was not transported by paramedics
  • Patient was not admitted to a hospital
  • Patient is not a nursing home/adult family home resident
  • Patient's phone number is listed in the MIRF database

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not meeting inclusion criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00444496

United States, Washington
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Hendrika Meischke, PhD University of Washington
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Hendrika Meischke, University of Washington Identifier: NCT00444496     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-4566-E/G 01, CDC Grant # 1 P01 CD000249-01
Study First Received: March 6, 2007
Last Updated: February 12, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on March 01, 2015