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This Team Education and Adherence Monitoring (TEAM) trial will evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a pharmacy-based intervention in a randomized controlled trial involving 597 treated hypertensive African American patients in five Wisconsin cities. The study involves 28 community pharmacies (14 intervention, 14 control) owned by two pharmacy corporations. Intervention pharmacists and pharmacy technicians implemented a 6-month blood pressure (BP) monitoring program that involved working together as a team with patients and their physicians to achieve improved medication adherence, healthy lifestyles, drug therapy, and hypertension control.
Researchers screened and enrolled 20-25 subjects in each study pharmacy. Intervention pharmacists and technicians attended a 7-hour TEAM training program on BP monitoring, JNC 7 guidelines, and specially designed tools for assessing and improving medication adherence, lifestyle, patient scheduling and retention, and collaboration with physicians. Intervention teams received specially designed tools, automatic BP monitors, and furniture for setting up and implementing a blood pressure clinic at their pharmacy. Staff from control pharmacies received printed information only and provided "usual care". Outcomes will be determined by blinded data collectors who will re-check patients' BPs and administer follow-up surveys after 6 and 12 months. Researchers also will survey pharmacy staff and review pharmacy records to determine changes in refill adherence and prescribing.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pharmacy TEAM monitoring and counseling, Usual care with printed information only
University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Active, not recruiting
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:48:03-0400
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