Guyana Prospective Observation Study for CVD Risk Assessment and Treatment by Non-Physician Health Workers
This study protocol describes a single-center prospective observational study of 100 individuals in Guyana. The primary goal is to assess the feasibility of performing larger-scale epidemiological and health intervention studies in Guyana. The study objectives include:
A. Primary Objectives
B. Secondary Objectives
This is an observational, single-center, prospective follow-up study. This design is the best method to address the study objectives as it will allow for prospective data collection, while assessing the feasibility of conducting a study using a pragmatic evidence-based program centered around NPHWs. The study will take place at the Doobay Medical and Research Centre, a not-for profit medical center on the East Coast Demerara. Established in 2010, it was one of the first centres in Guyana to offer subsidised dialysis to patients with renal failure. This site was selected based on pragmatic reasons including access to technological resources, medical equipment and laboratory investigations, as well as availability of NPHWs.
Sonia Anand and Russell de Souza
The Doobay Medical and Research Centre in Guyana.