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Table 1 Intervention components by study group

From: Conquering hypertension in Vietnam—solutions at grassroots level: study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial

  Intervention enhancements Intervention Comparison
1 Vietnam National HTN Program
 Training for physicians and nurses
 Patient education materials
 Multi-media community announcements
Yes Yes
2 Expanded community health worker services
 Support and strengthen their role in motivating patients through lifestyle changes and antihypertensive medication adherence
Yes No
3 Home self-blood pressure monitoring
 Free home BP monitors
 Record BP in a pre-tested log and share with their physicians and CHWs
Yes No, will be given BP monitor and BP log after the study has ended
4 Storytelling intervention
 4 DVDs with stories from Stars: baseline and 3, 6, and 9 months
 Learn More Module
Yes No (only 2 DVDs with Learn More Module), will be given 4 storytelling DVDs after the study has ended