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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00446914
Verified August 2008 by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
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
Behavioral: Systems Change (High Blood Pressure Strategy)
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adults aged 18 years or older
History of elevated BP reading or primary hypertension diagnosis
Major mental health illness of cognitive impairment
Language barrier (unable to speak or read English)