PERson-centredness in hypertension management using information technology (PERHIT): a protocol for a randomised controlled trial in primary health care

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title = "PERson-centredness in hypertension management using information technology (PERHIT): a protocol for a randomised controlled trial in primary health care",
abstract = "Purpose: For primary health care (PHC), hypertension is the number one diagnosis for planned health care visits. The treatment of high blood pressure (BP) and its consequences constitutes a substantial economic burden. In spite of efficient antihypertensive medications, a low percentage of patients reach a well-controlled BP. The PERson-centredness in Hypertension management using Information Technology (PERHIT) Study is a multicentre randomised controlled trial. PERHIT is designed to evaluate the effect of supporting self-management on systolic blood pressure by the use of information technology in Swedish primary health care.Materials and Methods: After inclusion, 900 patients from 36 PHC centres are randomised to two groups. In the intervention group, patients are provided with a self-management support system including a home-BP monitor and further requested to perform self-reports and measure BP every evening for eight consecutive weeks. In the control group, patients receive treatment as usual.Results: The primary outcome will be the change in systolic blood pressure in patients with hypertension. In addition, person-centredness, daily life activities, awareness of risk and health care costs will also be evaluated.Conclusion: The results of this randomised controlled trial with assessment of blood pressure and same-day self-reports will provide patients a tool to understand the interplay between blood pressure and lifestyle applicable to primary health care. The self-management support system may be of importance for improved adherence to treatment and persistence to treatment recommendations.",
author = "Patrik Midl{\"o}v and Nilsson, {Peter M} and Ulrika Bengtsson and Mikael Hoffmann and Andr{\'e} Wennersten and Ulrika Andersson and Ulf Malmqvist and {Steen Carlsson}, Katarina and Agneta Ranerup and Karin Kjellgren",
year = "2020",
doi = "10.1080/08037051.2019.1697177",
language = "English",
volume = "29",
pages = "149--156",
journal = "Blood Pressure",
issn = "0803-7051",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
number = "3",

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