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High Blood Pressure Strategy (HBPS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2008 by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Information provided by:
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Identifier:
First received: March 12, 2007
Last updated: August 18, 2008
Last verified: August 2008
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 Intervention
Hypertension Behavioral: Systems Change (High Blood Pressure Strategy)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: High Blood Pressure Strategy: Hypertension Management Initiative Study

Further study details as provided by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 5000
Study Start Date: January 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: 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
  More Information

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
Study First Received: March 12, 2007
Last Updated: August 18, 2008

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on June 22, 2017