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Hypertension

Chronic diseases and conditions (i.e., cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and stroke) are prolonged conditions that often do not improve and can have a profound effect on a person's quality of life. Important issues being studied include how to improve chronic disease management, including patient self-management, as well as strategies to improve chronic disease prevention.

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Citations

(5 of more than 460 HYPERTENSION focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 48 HYPERTENSION focused publication briefs)

  • Impact of Intensive BP Therapy on Patient-Reported Outcomes
    This randomized controlled trial compared two strategies for managing systolic blood pressure (SBP) in older adults with hypertension – an intensive strategy with an SBP target of <120 mmHg versus a standard care strategy targeting <140 mmHg – and whether such intensive therapy affects patient-reported outcomes. Findings showed that intensive therapy resulted in a 14.8 mmHg lower blood pressure co...
    Date: August 24, 2017
  • PACT Initiative Did Not Reduce Most Disparities in Improved Hypertension or Diabetes Control among VA Patients
    This study sought to determine whether PACTs helped mitigate national racial/ethnic disparities in VA clinical outcomes, after adjusting for variable implementation and social determinants of health. Findings showed that improvements in clinical outcomes for hypertension and diabetes control had not been achieved for whites or most racial/ethnic groups four years into VA’s system-wide roll-out of ...
    Date: June 1, 2017
  • Racial Disparities in HIV Quality of Care that May Extend to Common Comorbid Conditions
    To more fully understand patterns of racial disparities in the quality of care for persons with HIV infection, this study examined a national cohort of Veterans in care for HIV in the VA healthcare system during 2013. Findings showed that racial disparities were identified in quality of care specific to HIV infection – and in the care of common comorbid conditions. Blacks were less likely than whi...
    Date: September 22, 2016
  • Pay-for-Performance Intervention Improves Blood Pressure Control among Black Veterans with Hypertension without Unintended Consequences
    This study sought to evaluate the effect of a pay-for-performance intervention on the quality of hypertension care provided to black Veterans. Findings showed that VA physicians who received performance incentives for meeting guideline-recommended hypertension quality measures demonstrated better performance than control group physicians on a combined measure of BP control or appropriate clinical ...
    Date: June 22, 2016
  • Telemedicine-Based Intervention Improves Outcomes for Veterans with Poorly Controlled Diabetes
    Investigators in this pilot trial developed the Advanced Comprehensive Diabetes Care (ACDC) intervention, which bundles four evidence-based telemedicine approaches – telemonitoring, self-management support, medication management, and depression management – and is designed for practical delivery by existing VA Home Telehealth program nurses using standard VA equipment. Findings showed that the ACD...
    Date: November 5, 2015

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Studies

( 5 of more than 31 HYPERTENSION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 15-115 Factors and Outcomes Associated with Inappropriate Prescribing of Phosphodiesterase-5-Inhibitors for Pulmonary Hypertension Wiener, Renda 2016-06-01
IIR 14-083 Assessing Hypertension Care for Aged Veterans: Balancing Risks and Benefits Min, Lillian 2015-10-01
RRP 12-200 Aligning Transitions of Care for Post-Stroke Patients with Hypertension Frankel, Richard 2012-10-01
IIR 10-383 Randomized Trial of Titrated Disease Management for Patients with Hypertension Jackson, George 2011-10-01
IIR 10-132 Using Stories to address disparities in Hypertension Houston, Thomas 2011-08-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

The most recent " Hypertension" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
11/14/2017 Cancer Survivorship & Cardiovascular Disease Bosworth, Hayden  
Zullig, Leah  
6/13/2017 Development of a Bundled Post-Stroke Hypertension Improvement Intervention Sico, Jason  
2/23/2017 Using Veterans’ Stories to Promote Health Equity and Reduce Disparities Houston, Thomas  
Uchendu, Uchenna  
5/18/2016 Clinical Quality Indicators among Patients with Mental Illness Following the Implementation of a Patient Centered Medical Home Browne, Kendall  
1/21/2016 Focus on Health Equity and Action: Findings from the VISN 4 Hypertension Racial Disparities Quality Improvement Project Uchendu, Uchenna  
Hausmann, Leslie  

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Videos


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Podcasts


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Other Resources

  • Learn more about the role of VA research in an ongoing, 80-site hypertension study.
  • Visit the VHA's MyHealtheVet high blood pressure information page .

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