Dr. Bonnie Svarstad, UW Madison School of Pharmacy
The TEAM Study is a longitudinal study of 700 African Americans with high blood pressure living in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Beloit, or Madison. The study examines the an intervention approach whereby community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in these five Wisconsin cities help educate patients about their blood pressure, medications and other strategies needed to control blood pressure, and communicate with the patients’ doctors when appropriate. The UWSC conducted the second wave (6-month follow-up) using in-person meetings with respondents to measure blood pressure and administer SAQs. Interviews took place in respondents’ homes or at their site pharmacy. UWSC achieved over a 90% response rate for this study.
DATES IN FIELD
March 2007 – January 2009