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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Self-management of blood pressure medication for hypertensive veterans
Principal Investigator:

Dena Rifkin

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: August 2017 - July 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $243,947
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Anticipated Impact on Veterans’ Healthcare: Hypertension is the most common medical problem among US Veterans. Treatment is available and effective, but control rates remain under 75%. While blood pressure control has traditionally been achieved through sequential visits and medication changes initiated by providers during office-based care, self-monitoring and self-management of blood pressure medication is an important strategy that would empower Veterans to achieve better control of blood pre...

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