This trial has been completed.

Condition hypertension
Treatment patient education
Sponsor Wayne State University
Collaborator Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Start date October 2013
End date June 2015
Trial size 150 participants
Trial identifier NCT02069015, BCBSMF 1956.11


The primary aim of the study is to determine if enhanced discharge from the emergency department will improve blood pressure control and self-care management. Enhanced discharge will include a hypertension intervention delivered by a touch-screen kiosk over a three month period.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Patient education about hypertension delivered through a touch-screen kiosk at 4 time points in addition to standard discharge.
patient education
Patient education on hypertension delivered through a touchscreen kiosk.
(No Intervention)
Standard discharge is patient instruction, instructions for follow-up to primary care and medication/prescription

Primary Outcomes

Blood pressure control
time frame: Baseline to ninety days

Secondary Outcomes

Patient activation measure (PAM)
time frame: Baseline to 90 days

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 89 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Present with uncontrolled blood pressure to the emergency department (>140/90 for non-diabetics and >130/80 for diabetics) - Self-reported history of hypertension Exclusion Criteria: - End-stage renal disease - No history of hypertension - Do not present with uncontrolled blood pressure

Additional Information

Official title Achieving Blood Pressure Control Through Enhanced Discharge
Principal investigator Julie A Gleason-Comstock, PhD
Description A targeted sample of patients with uncontrolled blood pressure at the time of their emergency department visit discharge will be randomized into either standard or enhanced discharge. To control for medication effects in achieving blood pressure control, both groups will receive similar blood pressure medication while actively participating in the study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Wayne State University.