Accepted for Publication: April 8, 2011.
Author Contributions: All authors had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Bosworth, Olsen, Van Houtven, Goldstein, and Oddone. Acquisition of data: Bosworth, Powers, McCant, Gentry, Rose, and Wang. Analysis and interpretation of data: Bosworth, Powers, Olsen, McCant, Grubber, Smith, Van Houtven, Wang, and Oddone. Drafting of the manuscript: Bosworth, Olsen, and Van Houtven. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Bosworth, Powers, Olsen, McCant, Grubber, Smith, Gentry, Rose, Wang, Goldstein, and Oddone. Statistical analysis: Olsen, Grubber, and Smith. Obtained funding: Bosworth and Olsen. Administrative, technical, and material support: Bosworth, Powers, McCant, Gentry, Rose, Wang, and Oddone. Study supervision: Bosworth, Powers, and Oddone. Cost analysis: Wang and Van Houtven. Analysis of data: Bosworth, Olsen, Grubber, Smith, Wang, and Van Houtven. Providing and maintaining medical management system: Goldstein.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This research is supported by a grant from Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development (No. IIR 04-426), a career scientist award (No. RCS 08-027) and an Established Investigator Award from American Heart Association to Dr Bosworth. ATHENA-HTN development and testing was supported in part by VA Health Services Research and Development (Nos. CPI 99-275 and IMV-04-062).
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this manuscript are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs.