Grant: $4,859 - National Institutes of Health - Jun. 8, 2009
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Award Description: The purpose of the administrative supplement is to provide a mentored research experience for two undergraduate students. The students will have an opportunity to engage in all aspects of the parent grant and additionally will have an opportunity to as a research question based on the collected data. The potential questions to be addressed by the supplement include the relationship between adherence and blood pressure; between self-reported adherence and medication electronic monitoring; and, between adherence and illness representation. Two seated and two standing blood pressure readings are taken during each participant visit. The seated systolic blood pressures are averaged and used for further analysis. Adherence is measured by the medication electronic monitoring system (MEMS) and can be compared to self-reported adherence. The Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire developed specifically for persons with hypertension will be used to measure illness representation. Students will be encouraged to ask other questions of the data given their growing understanding of the overall parent project, the concepts that are being measured and the importance of these concepts to self-management theories and research and insights developed during data collection. They will be asked to assist with recruitment developing skills working with older adults in the community and will be taught how to do data entry.
Project Description: As defined in the award description field.
Jobs Summary: Two student jobs created (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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