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Can lay health workers support the management of hypertension? Findings of a cluster randomised trial in South Africa
  1. Jane Goudge1,
  2. Tobias Chirwa2,
  3. Sandra Eldridge3,
  4. Francesc Xavier F Gómez-Olivé4,
  5. Chodziwadziwa Kabudula4,
  6. Felix Limbani1,
  7. Eustasius Musenge6,
  8. Margaret Thorogood2,5
  1. 1 Centre for Health Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  2. 2 Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  3. 3 Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  4. 4 MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  5. 6 Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  6. 5 Statistics and Epidemiology Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Jane Goudge; Jane.goudge{at}gmail.com

Footnotes

  • Handling editor Valery Ridde

  • Contributors JG, MT: conceptualisation, overall oversight of the research, interpretation and analysis of data, drafting and revising the manuscript, and approval of final version. TC, SE, EM: interpretation and analysis of data, contributed to the drafting of the manuscript and approval of final version. FXFGO, CK: oversight of data collection, interpretation and analysis of data, contributed to the drafting of the manuscript and approval of final version. FL: management of data collection and implementation of research, interpretation and analysis of data, contributed to the drafting of the manuscript and approval of final version.

  • Funding The Nkateko study was funded by the UK Medical Research Council under the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) Programme.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval University of the Witwatersrand Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical), the University of Warwick Biomedical and Scientific Research Ethics Committee, and the Mpumalanga’s Provincial Research and Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The Stata dataset containing the baseline and end of intervention surveys are available in the Warwick Research Archive Portal (WRAP) repository,

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Valery Ridde

  • Contributors JG, MT: conceptualisation, overall oversight of the research, interpretation and analysis of data, drafting and revising the manuscript, and approval of final version. TC, SE, EM: interpretation and analysis of data, contributed to the drafting of the manuscript and approval of final version. FXFGO, CK: oversight of data collection, interpretation and analysis of data, contributed to the drafting of the manuscript and approval of final version. FL: management of data collection and implementation of research, interpretation and analysis of data, contributed to the drafting of the manuscript and approval of final version.

  • Funding The Nkateko study was funded by the UK Medical Research Council under the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) Programme.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval University of the Witwatersrand Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical), the University of Warwick Biomedical and Scientific Research Ethics Committee, and the Mpumalanga’s Provincial Research and Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The Stata dataset containing the baseline and end of intervention surveys are available in the Warwick Research Archive Portal (WRAP) repository,

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