Co-designing a consumer-based blood pressure toolkit

Who it’s for: Survivors of stroke, family members or carers, people who haven’t had a stroke
What it involves: Workshop
Where: Online (Australia), in-person NSW


Education on how to measure and manage blood pressure (BP) is crucial to reduce risk of stroke. There is a need for a consistent approach, and resources for BP measurement and management that are fit for purpose and based on current research.

This study from the University of Sydney aims to co-design an educational support package called the "BP Toolkit". This BP Toolkit will deliver evidence-based education to support adults to manage their BP and reduce risk of stroke.


Adults aged at least 18 years, living in Australia and who have one or more of the following:

  • A diagnosis of high blood pressure by a health professional
  • Experience in measuring blood pressure for the purpose of informing health decisions (e.g., to inform medication dose)
  • Currently take medication for blood pressure
  • Actively measure your blood pressure as part of your health management.

Check your eligibility to take part in the study by completing a short online questionnaire.


During two co-design workshops, participants will have group discussions about pre-set topics related to blood pressure measurement and management, use ranking polls and surveys to make decisions, and share their own experiences with blood pressure measurement and management.

The workshops will be undertaken online or at the University of Sydney in Camperdown, Sydney.

  • Workshop 1 will run for three hours, and workshop 2 will run for two hours.
  • Each workshop may have up to 15 participants.
  • Participants may opt for one or both workshops.

The outcomes of these discussions include decisions on what information to include in the BP Toolkit, how the information will be presented and where the BP Toolkit will be made available.


Participant information sheet (PDF 108 KB)


Eleanor Clapham, PhD Student, University of Tasmania

Dr Niamh Chapman, Senior Research Fellow, University of Sydney