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Multicomponent intervention versus usual care for management of hypertension in rural Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

  • Tazeen H. Jafar1, 2Email author,
  • Imtiaz Jehan3,
  • H. Asita de Silva4,
  • Aliya Naheed5,
  • Mihir Gandhi6, 7,
  • Pryseley Assam6,
  • Eric A. Finkelstein1,
  • Helena Legido Quigley8,
  • Marcel Bilger1,
  • Aamir Hameed Khan9,
  • John David Clemens5,
  • Shah Ebrahim10,
  • Elizabeth L. Turner2, 11,
  • for COBRA-BPS Study Group and
  • Anuradhani Kasturiratne4

Received: 8 March 2017

Accepted: 25 May 2017

Published: 12 June 2017

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8 Mar 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
25 May 2017 Author responded Author comments - Tazeen Jafar
Resubmission - Version 2
25 May 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 May 2017 Editorially accepted
12 Jun 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-2018-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Program in Health Services & Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, USA
Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Clinical Trials Unit, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama, Sri Lanka
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Biostatistics, Singapore Clinical Research Institute, Singapore, Singapore
Centre for Quantitative Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Section of Cardiology, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University, Durham, USA