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Table 2 Definitions of significant improvement per outcome measure

From: Development and evaluation of a patient centered cardiovascular health education program for insured patients in rural Nigeria (QUICK - II)

Outcomes Significant improvement
Adherence to medication and life style recommendations (Primary outcomes) Using the distribution on the Morisky scale [14] of low, medium, and high adherence ratios, a post CHEP effect shift of 10% to a higher category will be defined as a significant improvement in adherence.
Blood pressure (Secondary outcome) Blood pressure decrease of >10% systolic or diastolic or blood pressure at target level (patients without diabetes or established CVD: <140 mmHg systolic and <90 mmHg diastolic, patients with diabetes, renal disease or established CVD: <130 mm Hg systolic and <80 mmHg diastolic).
Body mass index (kg/m2 ) No CVD risk: <25
Moderate CVD risk: 25-30
High CVD risk: >30
In patients with a BMI >25 any reduction of BMI at 6 months will be regarded as an improvement.