High Blood Pressure Strategy (HBPS)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2008 by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : March 13, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 19, 2008
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Information provided by:
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

Brief Summary:
This program developed by the HSFO aims at helping people of Ontario and their primary healthcare providers better diagnose, manage and control high blood pressure. The High Blood Pressure Strategy brings together healthcare providers and patients to improve the way in which family doctors, nurse practitioners and pharmacists work together and with patients towards improved control of high blood pressure through the use of evidence-informed tools combined with local systems change.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Behavioral: Systems Change (High Blood Pressure Strategy) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Approximately 5,000 patients will participate in the study at 11 family practice sites throughout Ontario. Each of the 11 clinic sites will be randomised to either intervention or delayed intervention 9 months later. The intervention is a systems change involving interprofessional education and management tools to bring together physicians, nurses and pharmacists with the patient. Patients will be monitored by their family doctor or nurse practitioner at scheduled follow-up visits during a period of 36 months for an effect of the intervention over time on the patient's blood pressure.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 5000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: High Blood Pressure Strategy: Hypertension Management Initiative Study
Study Start Date : January 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2010

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: 36 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults aged 18 years or older
  • History of elevated BP reading or primary hypertension diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major mental health illness of cognitive impairment
  • Language barrier (unable to speak or read English)
  • Lives in a long-term care home
  • Secondary hypertension

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00446914

Contact: Sheldon W Tobe, MD, FRCP(C) 416-480-6901

Canada, Ontario
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4P1E4
Contact: Margaret Moy Lum-Kwong, BSc.N, MBA, CHE    416-489-7111 ext 445   
Contact: Shirley Von Sychowski, BA, MA    416-489-7111 ext 339   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Principal Investigator: Sheldon W Tobe, MD, FRCP(C) Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Principal Investigator: Margaret Moy Lum-Kwong, BSc.N., MBA, CHE Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Principal Investigator: Shirley Von Sychowski, BA, MA Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Sheldon Tobe, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Identifier: NCT00446914     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00425828
Other Study ID Numbers: 474-2006
First Posted: March 13, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 19, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario:
Blood Pressure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases