Youth-Led Hypertension Education Digital Badge for Adolescent Behaviors

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Effectiveness
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Safety
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Adolescent Behaviors+2 More
Youth-Led Hypertension Education Digital Badge - Behavioral
Eligibility
Any Age
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a digital badge that teaches adults how to teach youth about HTN control can improve HTN control in adults with uncontrolled HTN.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Adolescent Behaviors
  • Health Knowledge,Practices,Attitudes
  • Hypertension

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Youth-Led Hypertension Education Digital Badge will improve 1 primary outcome and 2 secondary outcomes in patients with Adolescent Behaviors. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline and 1 week and 2 months post-intervention completion.

Month 2
Hypertension knowledge (youth and adult) using assessment adapted from Williams et al.'s 1998 hypertension knowledge tool
Youth self-efficacy using a 3-item investigator-created assessment tool on confidence in managing high blood pressure
Month 2
Change in systolic and diastolic adult blood pressure (in mm Hg)

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Intervention Arm
1 of 2
Control Arm
1 of 2
Experimental Treatment
Non-Treatment Group

This trial requires 220 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Youth-Led Hypertension Education Digital Badge is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. Some patients will receive a placebo treatment. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Intervention Arm
Behavioral
Control Arm
Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline to 1 week and 2 months post-intervention completion
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly baseline to 1 week and 2 months post-intervention completion for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
S. H.
Prof. Sara Heinert,, PhD
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Closest Location

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - New Brunswick, NJ

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex of any age. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
The aim of the study is to recruit youth and adults who have been diagnosed with hypertension. show original
The study will involve both Spanish-speaking youth and adults who report having hypertension. show original
Aim 2: Eligible adult participants will be 18+ year old ED patients with a history of HTN and two high BP (≥ 130/80 mmHg) readings during their ED visit who have a 15-18-year-old living with them show original
Aim 3 is to ask every participant who consented to the RCT to complete a questionnaire, regardless of whether they completed the digital badge show original

Patient Q&A Section

What are common treatments for hypertension?

"People diagnosed with hypertension are prescribed the following antihypertensive agents: thiazide diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, dihydropyridines, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and alpha blockers." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is hypertension?

"Patient's perception of hypertension as an illness was associated with the use of pharmaceutical medicines and self-efficacy. A strong positive association was found between perceived control of hypertension and the intensity of perceived control of the disease. A strong positive association was found between perceived control of hypertension and the self-efficacy related to coping with hypertension." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get hypertension a year in the United States?

"At least 2/3 of the population in the US has hypertension. Nearly one half of the hypertensive population of the US is untreated and the need for antihypertensive treatment still exists." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes hypertension?

"Hypertension can be divided into 3 groups: disease of arteries, disease of veins, and a combination of both artery and vein diseases. Diseases of arteries can be caused by disease of arteries, diseases of veins by diseases of veins or by combinations of both artery and vein diseases. The combination of artery and vein diseases are rarely found. There are three types of arterial or arterio-vascular diseases. Artery diseases can be subdivided as diseases of large arteries, small arteries and arterial diseases. Arterial diseases can also be subdivided into thrombotic and non-thrombotic subgroups. Drugs can also cause hypertension because they influence blood pressure." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can hypertension be cured?

"If the symptoms of hypertension are relieved by the consumption of alcoholic drinks, which are not a food for the treatment of hypertension, the blood pressure at baseline in the population has shown a significant dependence, the longer the duration of the cessation of the consumption of alcoholic drinks, the better the ability of the population to control the amount of hypertension: a decrease of 1.2% and 7.7% resp. in the population with 12 months and 24 months, respectively. I am not sure that the consumption can lead to permanent remission, and the level of hypertension is not a direct measurement of the quality of food." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of hypertension?

"This review of the evidence for the signs of hypertension has not been entirely conclusive. Some studies do not support the findings of others, probably because of the heterogeneity of the design of the studies. The evidence of hypertension, in particular of hypertension as a cardiovascular disease is strongest." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the average age someone gets hypertension?

"Around the world the average patient has a very early age of suffering from hypertension. In Japan its age is around 45. The average age in our country is 59 years, and in the USA it is 60 years. It is clear that our patients are not living long enough to get the treatment they need to prevent them from having an early death. Physicians should be aware that the patients often do not live long enough to get the necessary treatment needed to prevent their early death because of having hypertension." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the common side effects of youth-led hypertension education digital badge?

"This pilot study suggested that the HYPE badge could elicit positive attitudes in the adolescent age group, particularly among those without prior knowledge in managing their high blood pressure. However, more definitive study is needed on the impact of HYPE on behavior shift in this age group." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the latest research for hypertension?

"The incidence of hypertension in the United Kingdom, like other countries around the world, has increased steadily and has reached nearly universal proportions in adults. Effective preventive and therapeutic strategies must be developed for the control of hypertension in the new millennium." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Who should consider clinical trials for hypertension?

"Overall, patients who were treated with antihypertensive medication but had uncontrolled blood pressure after 4 weeks did not benefit from clinical trials. Patients who did not have uncontrolled blood pressure had a response rate to medication and improved BP control in a substantial proportion. Data from a recent study suggest that blood pressure-controlling trials are not necessary in all patients with uncontrolled blood pressure." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How does youth-led hypertension education digital badge work?

"The youth-led BP education digital badge is an efficacious method in educating youth about BP control. The youth-led BP education method is effective in providing an alternative to traditional BP education method in hypertensive youth." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is youth-led hypertension education digital badge typically used in combination with any other treatments?

"Data from a recent study highlights the value of mobile health technologies in achieving the broader goal of enhancing the overall clinical care of hypertensive patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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