Population and Sample Selection Comment by Sharina Sigur: Underdeveloped.
The target population for this EBP practice change are African American patients between the age of 18 to 65, patients diagnosed with hypertension. The beneficiaries seen in this clinic include all patients that have been diagnosed and currently being treated for HTN. The clinic is made up of 95% African Americans. A convenience sample of 10 patients diagnosed with hypertension will be the target goal on a volunteer basis from an outpatient clinic in Washington, D.C.
Participant’s personal information nor protected data will be recorded. The targe patients will be identified through the clinic’s electronic health record reports. Only patients that are fluent in English will be asked to participate in the project. Medical contraindications for blood pressure measurements in either arm (i.e., double mastectomy, poor circulation, arteriovenous shunt) will be excluded from the DPI.
Recruitment strategies will include email, verbal and written announcements, and invitations. Patients will be emailed through the patient portal in the electronic health record by clinical staff. Other strategies included posters that will posted outside the clinic door and building.
Instrumentation, Validity and Reliability Comment by Sharina Sigur: This should be 3 separate sections. Refer to template. Underdeveloped.
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