Results from the Los Angeles Barbershop Blood Pressure Study indicate a significant finding of lowering of blood pressure for participants in the intervention group (i.e., those being treated by a pharmacist). The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine: A Clustered-Randomized Trial of Blood-Pressure Reduction in Black Barbershops. Westat screened barbershop customers and conducted follow-up visits for study participants.
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