The Foundation's Research and Development Program to Improve Patient Functional Status was designed to stimulate projects focusing on the problems and illnesses that can significantly impair infants, children, and adults.Two large-scale national collaborative programs, the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT) and the Hypertension Detection and Follow-up Program (HDFP), have provided evidence of success of their approaches with hypertension and smoking cessation. The implementation of such a comprehensive preventive and rehabilitation program for cardiovascular disease has, however, been difficult for the primary care physician in the office setting. Dr. Jack Hataway and his colleagues participated extensively in these two programs and now will adapt and apply these approaches for use in the private practice primary care setting. This study will test the effectiveness of their approach with a group of 25 physician participants in helping their patients with heart disease stop smoking and attain blood pressure control, thus helping restore them to maximal function.
Amount Awarded $149,847.00
Awarded on: 12/10/1981
Time frame: 1/1/1982 - 6/30/1985
Grant Number: 6995
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