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Feasibility study to assess the delivery of a novel isometric exercise intervention for people with stage 1 hypertension in the NHS: protocol for the IsoFIT-BP study including amendments to mitigate the risk of COVID-19

Wiles, Jonathan, Rees-Roberts, Melanie, O’Driscoll, Jamie M., Doulton, Timothy, MacInnes, Douglas, Short, Vanessa, Pellatt-Higgins, Tracy, Saxby, Katie, Gousia, Katerina, West, Alan, and others. (2021) Feasibility study to assess the delivery of a novel isometric exercise intervention for people with stage 1 hypertension in the NHS: protocol for the IsoFIT-BP study including amendments to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 7 (1). Article Number 192. ISSN 2055-5784. (doi:10.1186/s40814-021-00925-w) (KAR id:97291)

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Abstract

Hypertension (HTN) affects approximately 25% of the UK population and is a leading cause of mortality. Associated annual health care costs run into billions. National treatment guidance includes initial lifestyle advice, followed by anti-hypertensive medication if blood pressure (BP) remains high. However, adoption and adherence to recommended exercise guidelines, dietary advice and anti-hypertensive medication is poor. Four short bouts of isometric exercise (IE) performed 3 days per week (d/wk) at home elicits clinically significant reductions in BP in those with normal to high-normal BP. This study will determine the feasibility of delivering personalised IE to patients with stage 1 hypertension for whom lifestyle changes would be recommended before medication within NHS primary care.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1186/s40814-021-00925-w
Uncontrolled keywords: Isometric exercise, Exercise, Hypertension, General practice, Feasibility study, COVID-19
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Funders: National Institute for Health Research (https://ror.org/0187kwz08)
Depositing User: Milly Massoura
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2022 13:11 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 12:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/97291 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rees-Roberts, Melanie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7121-0414
Pellatt-Higgins, Tracy: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2543-461X
Gousia, Katerina: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2494-786X
Farmer, Chris K.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1736-8242
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