The Effectiveness of Personalized Stroke Risk Communication "RiskCom"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Enrolled in a Durham VA Primary Care Clinic for at least one year
- Age ≥ 55 years old
- Diagnosis ICD 401.0, 401.1, or 401.9 on outpatient electronic encounter forms in the prior year
- Received a prescription for hypertensive medication (ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, alpha1 blockers, and/or central alpha2 agonists) in the previous year
- Inadequate BP control based on an average of prior 12-month clinic BP measurements
- Have a baseline EKG within the last 5 years to evaluate the presence of left ventricular hypertrophy.

Exclusion Criteria

- Hospitalized at the DVAMC for a myocardial infarction (MI), coronary artery revascularization, or diagnosis of metastatic cancer in the past 6 months
- Prior history of stroke
- Active diagnosis of psychosis or dementia documented in medical record
- Participating in another chronic disease self-management study
- Resident of a nursing home
- Does not have access to a telephone
- Refusal to provide informed consent