Culturally appropriate storytelling to improve blood pressure: a randomized trial.

@article{Houston2011CulturallyAS,
  title={Culturally appropriate storytelling to improve blood pressure: a randomized trial.},
  author={Thomas K. Houston and Jeroan J. Allison and Marc Sussman and Wendy Horn and Cheryl L. Holt and John Trobaugh and Maribel Salas and Maria Pisu and Yendelela L. Cuffee and Damien Larkin and Sharina D. Person and Bruce Barton and Catarina I. Kiefe and Sandral Hullett},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={154 2},
  pages={77-84}
}
BACKGROUND Storytelling is emerging as a powerful tool for health promotion in vulnerable populations. However, these interventions remain largely untested in rigorous studies. OBJECTIVE To test an interactive storytelling intervention involving DVDs. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial in which comparison patients received an attention control DVD. Separate random assignments were performed for patients with controlled or uncontrolled hypertension. (ClinicalTrials.gov registration number… CONTINUE READING
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