Lifestyle educational program strongly increases compliance to nonpharmacologic intervention in hypertensive patients: a 2-year follow-up study.

@article{Ferrara2012LifestyleEP,
  title={Lifestyle educational program strongly increases compliance to nonpharmacologic intervention in hypertensive patients: a 2-year follow-up study.},
  author={Aldo L. Ferrara and Delia Pacioni and Valentina Di Fronzo and B. Russo and Laura Staiano and Enza Speranza and Rosaria Gente and Francesco Gargiulo and Fabio Ferrara},
  journal={Journal of clinical hypertension},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={767-72}
}
The authors investigated the efficacy of a lifestyle educational program, organized in small group meetings, in improving the outcome of a nonpharmacologic intervention. One hundred and eighty-eight hypertensive patients with stable blood pressure (BP) levels and drug therapy in the previous 6 months were randomly divided into educational care (EC) and usual care (UC) groups. They were followed at 3-month intervals up to 2 years. In addition to the visits in an outpatient clinic, patients in… CONTINUE READING