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Evaluation of hypertension screening in the Hutterite population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1314401     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a hypertension screening program on Hutterites from Alberta, Canada who were found to have a diastolic blood pressure greater than 90 mm Hg. At approximately 16 months postscreening, 200 subjects completed a self-administered questionnaire requesting information about physician follow-up and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapy. Seventy-four percent of the subjects reported that they had their blood pressure measured at least twice since screening. A third of the respondents reported changes in pharmacologic management. Subjects reported weight loss (36%), and salt and alcohol reduction (64% and 48%, respectively) as nonpharmacologic methods for lowering blood pressure. In terms of physician follow-up and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic modification, the screening program was effective.
J H Brunt; E J Love
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-21     Completed Date:  1992-05-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-10     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
School of Nursing, University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aftercare / standards
Alberta / epidemiology
Counseling / standards
Ethnic Groups
Follow-Up Studies
Hypertension / epidemiology,  prevention & control*,  therapy
Mass Screening / standards*
Middle Aged
Referral and Consultation
Rural Population

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