Authors: Rajshree Thapa, Ayse Zengin, Dinesh Neupane, Shiva Raj Mishra, Sweta Koirala, Per Kallestrup, Amanda G Thrift
This study aimed to investigate sustainable blood pressure reduction through a 12-month lifestyle intervention led by CHWs in Nepal. Results show that from baseline to 60 months, the mean systolic blood pressure increased by 10·4 mm Hg in the intervention group and 6·0 mm Hg (4·6–7·5) in the control group. The authors conclude that CHW-led lifestyle counseling and blood pressure monitoring is effective in substantially reducing blood pressure while adults are being monitored in a trial but this benefit is not maintained following cessation of the intervention.
Link: Sustainability of a 12-month lifestyle intervention delivered by community health workers in reducing blood pressure in Nepal: 5-year follow-up of the COBIN open-label, cluster randomised trial
Resource Type: Evaluation