A Comparison of Telemedical and Conventional Antihypertensive Treatment
The aim of the study is to compare telemedical antihypertensive treatment based on home blood pressure monitoring and conventional antihypertensive treatment based on monitoring of blood pressure in the doctor's office.
We want to test the hypotheses that telemedical treatment is more effective in lowering blood pressure, provide better quality of life and is more cost-effective.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Comparison of Telemedical and Conventional Antihypertensive Treatment|
- Difference in Number of Patients Who Reached Target Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Difference in Mean Daytime Systolic Ambulatory Blood Pressure From Baseline to Follow-up After Six Months [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Comparison of mean change in daytime systolic ambulatory blood pressure from baseline to follow up after 6 months between the two groups
|Study Start Date:||May 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Home blood pressure telemonitoring||
Device: Telemedical blood pressure monitoring
Measurement of home blood pressure, three times per week for three months and once a week for three months.
|No Intervention: Conventional blood pressure monitoring|
|Dept. of Medical Research, Holstebro Hospital|
|Holstebro, Denmark, 7500|
|Principal Investigator:||Line B Madsen, MD||Dept. of Medical Research, Holstebro Hospital, 7500 Holstebro, Denmark|
|Study Chair:||Erling B Pedersen, Professor||Dept. of Medical Research, Holstebro Hospital, 7500 Holstebro, Denmark|