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Adherence to a healthy dietary pattern is part of the self-care of patients with hypertension, and may contribute substantially to therapeutic target goals as well as to a better quality of life. However, not all nutritional recommendations aimed at these patients are easily applicable in clinical practice. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a nutritional strategy for blood pressure control in patients with hypertension users of a Public Health System after 1 year of follow-up. As secondary objectives, we will evaluate the impact of the proposed strategy on self-care and on the quality of life of the patients. In this multicenter open-label randomized trial, 408 patients ≥21 years old with hypertension, systolic blood pressure (SBP)

≥140mmHg and who have not received or received nutritional counseling for at least 06 months will be enrolled. Patients allocated to the control group will receive individualized dietary prescription according to the guidelines of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology. Nutritional counseling in the intervention group will be performed based on the quality of the diet, the Food Guide for the Brazilian Population and concepts of mindfulness and mindful eating; all dietary guidance will be based on feasible goals built together (patient and nutritionist), and no diet will be prescribed for intervention group. In both groups, patients will receive automatic monitors for residential self-monitoring blood pressure. On-site follow-up visits will be carried out at 30, 60, 90, 180, 270 and 360 days (final consultation). At 120, 150, 210, 240, 300 and 330 days, participants in the intervention group will receive motivational messages via e-mail or SMS (for these patients, consultations of 30 and 270 days will be group meetings). Laboratory tests (lipid and glycemic profile, serum creatinine, serum sodium, urinary sodium, serum potassium, urinary potassium and albuminuria) will be performed at baseline, 180 and 360 days; anthropometric indexes and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) will be also evaluated.


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NCT number NCT03793881
Study type Interventional
Source Hospital do Coracao
Contact Aline Marcadenti, PhD
Phone (+55)11 30536611
Email amarcaden@hcor.com.br
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date February 2019
Completion date December 2020

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