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Effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention led by female community health volunteers versus usual care in blood pressure reduction (COBIN): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial

Neupane, D, McLachlan CS, Mishra SR, Hecht Olsen M, Perry HB, Karki A, Kallestrup P.

The Lancet Global Heath: Volume 6, No. 1, e66–e73, January 2018

Dinesh Neupane (Nepal)

A podcast where Dinesh Neupane discusses the trial


1) Summarize your work in one sentence

A large community-based cluster randomized controlled trial exploring the potential role of Female Community Health Volunteer for reduction of blood pressure among the general population in Nepal.

2) Summarize your findings in one sentence.

Female Community Health Volunteer, a type of community health worker-led lifestyle intervention is effective for the reduction of high blood pressure at the population level in Nepal.

3) Which were the more important methods you used in this work? If it is not a traditional method you can briefly explain the concept of that methodology.

An open-label, large cluster-randomised trial.

4) What did you learn from this paper, what was your take-home message?

There is now the potential to scale up and replicate this intervention programme in other developing countries.


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