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Behavioural Treatment of Hypertension

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00247910
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 2, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 19, 2011
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by:
University of British Columbia

Brief Summary:
The objective of the study is to determine whether psychological therapy (self-help or individualized intense stress management) is different than a single drug treatment in terms of their effectiveness for lowering blood pressure.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hypertension Drug: Hydrochlorothiazide Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Behavioural Treatment of Hypertension
Study Start Date : October 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2006

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Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Hydrochlorothiazide
    Not recorded in detailed description.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Day time ambulatory BP [ Time Frame: See description ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 24 hour ambulatory BP, and office resting BP [ Time Frame: See description ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • must be at least 19 years of age
  • subjects can be male or female
  • subjects must have an average resting blood pressure of >140 systolic pressure an/ or >90 diastolic pressure off anti-hypertensive medication

Exclusion Criteria:

  • must not be on more than 2 blood pressure lowering drugs
  • must not have known or suspected of having secondary hypertension on initial examination
  • must not be pregnant or anticipating pregnancy during study period
  • must not have history of allergy, hypersensitivity or intolerance to diuretics
  • must not have medical condition that may result in an unacceptable risk of complications due to uncontrolled hypertension during time period of study
  • must not have average resting BP readings that exceed 190 systolic, or 115 diastolic, or have two consecutive readings of 180 systolic or 110 diastolic

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00247910

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Canada, British Columbia
UBC Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 2B5
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
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Principal Investigator: Wolfgang Linden, PhD University of British Columbia

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Responsible Party: Dr. Wolfgang Linden, University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT00247910    
Other Study ID Numbers: C01-0175
First Posted: November 2, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 19, 2011
Last Verified: September 2011
Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
hypertension, ambulatory BP, office resting BP, hydrochlorothiazide, stress reduction, self-help, psychotherapy, efficacy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Antihypertensive Agents
Natriuretic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sodium Chloride Symporter Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action