Rural Andhra Pradesh Cardiovascular Prevention Study (RAPCAPS) "RAPCAPS"


Phase 4 Results


The primary outcome of the algorithm-based component of this study will be the percentage of high-risk individuals that have been "identified"-defined as having received a cardiovascular-risk assessment in the last 12 months. The primary outcome for the health-promotion component will be the percentage of the adult population with correct knowledge about the effects of 6 behavioral determinants of cardiovascular risk (green-leafy vegetables, fruits, oily foods, salt, smoking, physical activity). Secondary outcomes include a range of measures defining uptake of different preventive strategies. CONCLUSIONS: This study will provide evidence about the effectiveness of a simple practical mechanism of CVD preventive care specifically designed for delivery in a resource-poor area in India.