Evaluating linkage to care for hypertension after community-based screening in rural Uganda. To determine the frequency and predictors of hypertension linkage to care after implementation of a linkage intervention in rural Uganda. During a multidisease screening campaign for HIV, diabetes and hypertension in rural Uganda, hypertensive adults received education, appointment to a local health facility and travel voucher. We measured frequency and predictors of linkage to care, defined as visiting any health facility for hypertension management within 6 months. Predictors of linkage to care were calculated using collaborative-targeted maximum likelihood estimation (C-TMLE). Participants not linking were interviewed using a standardised instrument to determine barriers to care.
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