REACH OUT: to Reduce High Blood Pressure in the Emergency Department
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02301455|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 26, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2018
One of the most powerful predictors of stroke is hypertension, with estimates of approximately 33% of adults in the United States experiencing this condition.
Hypertension is very prevalent in the emergency department (ED), but significantly undertreated. The overall goal of this project is to develop a text messaging intervention to improve hypertension care in the ED. This will first be done by testing the feasibility of identifying hypertensive patients in the ED, and the response rate to text messages.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hypertension Stroke||Behavioral: Text messaging||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||104 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Study Start Date :||October 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2015|
No Intervention: Control, Not hypertensive
Participants who after 3 weeks do not have high blood pressure or are not responsive to text messages.
Experimental: Text messages, hypertensive
Participants who after 3 weeks have high blood pressure and are responsive to text messages, who are then randomized to receive text messages.
Behavioral: Text messaging
persistently hypertensive participants will be randomized to receive these tailored, motivational text messages
No Intervention: No text messages, hypertensive
Participants who after 3 weeks have high blood pressure and are responsive to text messages, who are then randomized to not receive text messages.
- Proportion of people who respond to text messages and are persistently hypertensive [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ]
- Change in systolic and diastolic blood pressure [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
- Feasibility of a screening algorithm [ Time Frame: 4 months ]Proportion of subjects recruited compared to proportion of subjects approached. Subject eligibility identified by screening algorithm.
- Feasibility of subject follow-up mechanism [ Time Frame: 4 months ]Proportion of subjects responding to follow-up text messages
- Mean group differences and standard deviations for systolic blood pressure [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02301455
|United States, Michigan|
|Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States|