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Development of cardiovascular health education program for insured patients in rural Nigeria

In Sub Saharan Africa, the incidence of hypertension and other modifiable cardiovascular risk factors is growing rapidly.

Poor adherence to prescribed prevention and treatment regimens by patients can compromise treatment outcomes.

Patient-centered cardiovascular health education is likely to improve shortcomings in adherence. This paper describes a study that aims to develop a cardiovascular health education program for patients participating in a subsidized insurance plan in Nigeria and to evaluate the applicability and effectiveness in patients at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

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