The Nkateko Study protocol paper

The Nkateko Study protocol paper

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Posted on December 11, 2014 by in News

Just published in the Trials journal – “The Nkateko health service trial to improve hypertension management in rural South Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial” by Margaret Thorogood, Jane Goudge, Melanie Bertram, Tobias Chirwa, Sandra Eldridge, Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Felix Limbani, Eustasius Musenge, Nokuzola Myakayaka, Stephen Tollman and Rhian Twine, with corresponding author Margaret Thorogood m.thorogood@warwick.ac.uk.  With a high and rising prevalence of hypertension in South Africa, “many affected individuals are not using medication, and few have controlled blood pressure”.  This paper outlines the protocol of the recently implemented Nkateko trial which will test the effectiveness of clinic-based lay health workers (LHWs) in supporting hypertension management. http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/15/1/435

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