Evaluating the Use of a Remote Telehome Monitoring Hypertension Program for Patients Receiving Virtual Care (HTMTHM)

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Dec 20, 2023
  • participants needed
    100
  • sponsor
    Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation
Updated on 4 October 2022
Investigator
Evyanne Wooding
Primary Contact
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (4.1 mi away) Contact
diabetes
hypertension

Summary

High blood pressure or hypertension (HTN) is very common and can lead to serious health issues and even death. Medications and lifestyle changes can be used to treat HTN. During the Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic, a lot of the care provided by doctors has become virtual, meaning that patients can be assessed by a doctor over the phone or video call without needing to go to a clinic or hospital. Although this is convenient, a lot of people cannot get their blood pressure (BP) checked in a reliable way when they are at home. As a result, it is possible that their BPs are too high and that they are not getting the right medications or the right doses of medications to treat this. The Investigators are performing this study to see how patients are managing to check their BP's at home, during this time when a lot of the care is virtual. The Investigative team understands that many patients diagnosed with HTN don't have a home BP cuff, or might not know how to properly use it, or might not share the results with their doctors. In people who have high BP, we want to see if a special BP cuff and special monitoring program can help to get their BP's under better control, and to prevent negative effects related to HTN.

Details
Condition Hypertension
Treatment Telehome Monitoring
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05300503
SponsorOttawa Heart Institute Research Corporation
Last Modified on4 October 2022

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Have a diagnosis of primary, essential HTN (SBP>140/90mmHg or >130/80mmHg for diabetes)
Have access to a phone (can be a landline)
Have access to cellular (4G) network at their primary residence (they do not need to physically own a cellular phone but the need to be able to confirm their residence has 4G network access in order to connect the Aetonix aTouchAway platform to the network)
Speak English or French

Exclusion Criteria

Patients who have been referred or who are actively managed at a specialized HTN clinic or other Telehome monitoring program
Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant
Patients who are institutionalized at a retirement home, nursing home or long-term care facility
Patients who plan on travelling out of the country for more than 2 weeks at any point during the intervention phase of the study (first 3 months)
Patients who are cognitively impaired or experiencing acute psychiatric illness that would alter their ability to participate
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