Study Overview

Patient Intervention

Clinician Intervention

Survey Instruments

Clinician Intervention

The physicians were randomized to one of two interventions.

All physicians (intensive andminimal intervention groups) received a copy of the JNC-VII hypertension treatment guidelines at baseline and a monthly newsletter with study updates and summaries of recent journal articles related to cardiovascular care and/or health disparities.

Physician Newsletter December 2003

Physician Newsletter May 2004

The intensive physician intervention is a continuing medical education (CME) communication skills training program. Physicians received individualized feedback regarding their interview with a simulated patient (CD-ROM). The program includes those aspects of medical interviewing relevant to the participation continuum in the areas of data-gathering, patient education and counseling, rapport-building, and facilitation and patient activation.

Triple P Workbook