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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Continuing the Conversation: A Multi-site RCT Using Narrative Communication to Support Hypertension Self-Management among African-American Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Sarah L Cutrona

Location: Bedford, MA
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2019 - October 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $287,934
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: In response to the VA HSR&D Healthcare Equity and Health Disparities major priority domain, we propose Continuing the Conversation, an RCT testing use of narrative communication to support and sustain hypertension (HTN) self-management among African-American Veterans. Compared to other racial and ethnic groups, non-Hispanic African Americans have an earlier onset and higher prevalence of HTN as well as a disproportionately higher risk of complications, leading to higher rates of card...

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