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 significantly more prevalent in African Americans compared to European Americans. Importantly, hypertension is a modifiable stroke risk factor.
This proposal will use a community-based participatory research approach to perform a randomized trial of a mobile phone text-messaging intervention to reduce high blood pressure in an urban African American community in Flint, Michigan.
- Text messaging Behavioral
Intervention Desc: hypertensive participants will be randomized to receive tailored, motivational text messages ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Text messages, hypertensive Description: Participants who have high blood pressure, who are randomized to receive text messages.
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Open Label
- Purpose: Treatment
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Change in systolic and diastolic blood pressure||6 months||No|
|Secondary||Proportion of persistently hypertensive participants who respond to text messages||6 months||No|
|Secondary||Feasibility of subject follow-up mechanism (Proportion of subjects responding to follow-up text messages)||6 months||No|
|Secondary||Mean group differences for systolic blood pressure||6 months||No|
|Secondary||Mean group differences for medication adherence||6 months||No|