Evaluation of the IMPACT blood pressure program

Jonathan E. Fielding, Kevin Knight, Terry Mason, Robert C. Klesges, Kenneth R. Pelletier

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Abstract

To evaluate the incremental effectiveness of a work-site blood pressure control program, we conducted a randomized, controlled trial at four work sites with established health promotion programs. Workers with blood pressures of 140/90 mm Hg or higher were eligible. Eighty subjects were assigned to receive a referral to a community physician, monthly 10-minute work-site counseling sessions including blood pressure readings, and personalized mailings, whereas 79 control subjects received only a physician referral. Results for 74 intervention and 71 control subjects were obtained after 1 year. As compared with control subjects, intervention subjects experienced average declines of8.5/3.9 mm Hg. Adjusted for age, sex, and baseline blood pressure, the decreases were 7.6 mm Hg for systolic and 2.4 mm Hg for diastolic blood pressure. These results suggest that counseling of high-risk persons and personalized mailing programs can have an incremental benefit in controlling blood pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-746
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Occupational Medicine
Volume36
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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Blood Pressure
Workplace
Counseling
Referral and Consultation
Physicians
Health Promotion
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Randomized Controlled Trials

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Fielding, J. E., Knight, K., Mason, T., Klesges, R. C., & Pelletier, K. R. (1994). Evaluation of the IMPACT blood pressure program. Journal of Occupational Medicine, 36(7), 743-746.

Evaluation of the IMPACT blood pressure program. / Fielding, Jonathan E.; Knight, Kevin; Mason, Terry; Klesges, Robert C.; Pelletier, Kenneth R.

In: Journal of Occupational Medicine, Vol. 36, No. 7, 01.01.1994, p. 743-746.

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Fielding, JE, Knight, K, Mason, T, Klesges, RC & Pelletier, KR 1994, 'Evaluation of the IMPACT blood pressure program', Journal of Occupational Medicine, vol. 36, no. 7, pp. 743-746.
Fielding JE, Knight K, Mason T, Klesges RC, Pelletier KR. Evaluation of the IMPACT blood pressure program. Journal of Occupational Medicine. 1994 Jan 1;36(7):743-746.
Fielding, Jonathan E. ; Knight, Kevin ; Mason, Terry ; Klesges, Robert C. ; Pelletier, Kenneth R. / Evaluation of the IMPACT blood pressure program. In: Journal of Occupational Medicine. 1994 ; Vol. 36, No. 7. pp. 743-746.
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