Parallel perspectives on quality of life during antihypertensive therapy: impact of responder, survey environment, and questionnaire structure.

@article{Testa1993ParallelPO,
  title={Parallel perspectives on quality of life during antihypertensive therapy: impact of responder, survey environment, and questionnaire structure.},
  author={Marcia A. Testa},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology},
  year={1993},
  volume={21 Suppl 2},
  pages={S18-25}
}
A multicenter clinical trial comparing nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) to atenolol was conducted to evaluate the effects of reporter (physician, patient, and spouse) and assessment of environment (clinic vs. take-home), and structure (long vs. short forms). After a 4-week single-blind, placebo washout, 394 male patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension were randomized to receive 20 weeks of either atenolol or nifedipine GITS, titrated to achieve goal blood pressure of… CONTINUE READING