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Community Health Workers (CHWs) using patient stories to support hypertension management is a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the implementation of a CHW-delivered culturally appropriate storytelling intervention for english and spanish-speaking patients diagnosed with hypertension who receive care at community health center settings.
Community Health Workers (CHWs) using patient stories to support hypertension (HTN) management is a CHW-delivered culturally appropriate storytelling intervention for patients diagnosed with HTN. We will develop and test interactive videos presenting stories of patients who have successfully made changes enhancing blood pressure control; and integrate this new tool with a CHW approach to management of hypertension. This two site, two-armed randomized controlled trial aims to recruit 252 english and spanish speaking patients with uncontrolled HTN. All participants are randomized to receive five visits (two in-person and 3 telephone calls) with CHWs either immediately (intervention condition (I)) or 6 months after enrollment (delayed intervention (DI)). Intervention participants receive the intervention immediately and DI participants receive print materials at enrollment and are telephoned 4-6 months after enrollment to schedule an in-person visit at the health enter to begin receiving the intervention protocol.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Lowell Community Health Center
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-08-23T12:23:22-0400
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