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Date:4/21/2010

to more patients."

A pilot study of the educational intervention showed dramatic results. Nearly all of the participants increased their scores from no more than 75 percent correct to 95 or 100 percent within a few months. Gerin notes that the study size was small and the more comprehensive test he is performing now involving 250 patients at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will be a better gauge of the intervention's effectiveness. In addition, the pilot study measured only the increase in patients' knowledge, not its effects on blood pressure, which is the focus of the current project.


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Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
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