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Prehypertension Among Medical Students in Visakhapatnam and Association With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

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: NCT01776294
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 28, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 28, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ravi Venkatachelam Chitrapu, Andhra Medical College

Brief Summary:
Student Investigator = Thakkallapalli Zeeshan Muzahid. The study aims to assess the prevalence of prehypertension among medical students of Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India and its association with other cardiovascular risk factors - overweight /obesity, diabetes, lipid profile.

Condition or disease
Prehypertension Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Detailed Description:
275 medical students will be studied and a history taken and examination done with special emphasis on recording of Blood Pressure, measurement of height and weight (& Body Mass Index) and Waist Circumference in all. Glucose Tolerance Test and Fasting Lipid profile will be measured in a random selection of 30 prehypertensives and 30 normotensives.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 275 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Prevalence of Prehypertension Among Medical Students and Association With Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Study Start Date : March 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

students will be classified as prehypertensives as per the JNC-7 (Joint National Commission) guidelines based on their Blood Pressure measurement
students will be classed as normotensives based on their BP measurement as per JNC-7 guidelines (systolic <120 AND diastolic <80)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. prevalence of prehypertension among graduate medical students [ Time Frame: two weeks ]
    the point prevalence of prehypertension at the time of survey will be estimated - as the students were examined over two weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. correlation between blood pressure (Prehypertension) and BMI (obesity), Blood glucose, LDL level (dyslipidemia) [ Time Frame: two weeks ]
    correlation of prehypertension with Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference (for overweight /obesity) smoking and blood glucose levels and lipid profile - time frame was given as two weeks as that was the period during which the students were assessed

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Graduate Medical Students

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medical Students studying MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) in Andhra Medical College
  • clinically healthy
  • consent to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known cardiovascular disease
  • known hypertension
  • using antihypertensive or other cardiovascular drugs
  • using any drugs that can affect BP, weight, Blood sugar

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01776294

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Andhra Medical College
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, 530002
Sponsors and Collaborators
Andhra Medical College
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Principal Investigator: Thakkallapalli Zeeshan Muzahid, MBBS Andhra Medical College

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Responsible Party: Ravi Venkatachelam Chitrapu, Associate Professor, Andhra Medical College Identifier: NCT01776294    
Other Study ID Numbers: 04AMCRVCTZM12
First Posted: January 28, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013
Keywords provided by Ravi Venkatachelam Chitrapu, Andhra Medical College:
Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases