Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure in Hypertension: A UK Primary Care Survey.

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Abstract

This study aimed to determine the prevalence of Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure amongst people with hypertension using a cross-sectional survey. Of the 955 who replied (53%), 293 (31%) reported that they self-monitored blood pressure. Nearly 60% (198/331) self-monitored at least monthly. Diabetic patients monitoring their blood glucose were five times more likely than those not monitoring to monitor their blood pressure. Self-monitoring is less common in the UK than internationally, but is practiced by enough people to warrant greater integration into clinical practice.

Bibliographic note

Sabrina Grant is listed as S Baral-Grant in the article.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number582068
Number of pages1
JournalInternational journal of hypertension
Volume2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012