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

Grant, Sabrina ORCID:, Haque, M.S., Nouwen, A., Greenfield, S.M. and McManus, R.J. (2012) Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure in Hypertension: A UK Primary Care Survey. International Journal of Hypertension, 2012. Article ID 582068. ISSN Print: 2090-0384, Online: 2090-0392

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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.

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Copyright © 2012 S. Baral-Grant et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License,
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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: self-monitoring, blood pressure, hypertension, UK primary care
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Sabrina Grant
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 08:53
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 08:57

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