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Home blood pressure monitoring among Canadian adults with hypertension: results from the 2009 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada.
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PMID:  20485694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Canadians with hypertension are recommended to use home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) on a regular basis.
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the use of HBPM among Canadian adults with hypertension.
METHODS: Respondents to the 2009 Survey on Living with Chronic Diseases in Canada who reported diagnosis of hypertension by a health professional (n=6142) were asked about blood pressure monitoring practices, sociodemographic characteristics, management of hypertension and blood pressure control.
RESULTS: Among Canadian adults with hypertension, 45.9% (95% CI 43.5% to 48.3%) monitor their own blood pressure at home, 29.7% (95% CI 41.1% to 46.3%) receive health professional instruction and 35.9% (95% CI 33.5% to 38.4%) share the results with their health professional. However, fewer than one in six Canadian adults diagnosed with hypertension monitor their own blood pressure at home regularly, with health professional instruction, and communicate results to a health professional. Regular HBPM was more likely among older adults (45 years of age and older); individuals who believed they had a plan for how to control their blood pressure; and those who had been shown how to perform HBPM by a health professional - with the latter factor most strongly associated with regular HBPM (prevalence rate ratio 2.8; 95% CI 2.4 to 3.4).
CONCLUSIONS: Although many Canadians with hypertension measure their blood pressure between health care professional visits, a minority do so according to current recommendations. More effective knowledge translation strategies are required to support self-management of hypertension through home measurement of blood pressure.
Christina M Bancej; Norm Campbell; Donald W McKay; Marianne Nichol; Robin L Walker; Janusz Kaczorowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-20     Completed Date:  2010-06-07     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e152-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Blood Pressure Determination / methods
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory / methods,  statistics & numerical data*
Chronic Disease
Confidence Intervals
Cross-Sectional Studies
Follow-Up Studies
Hypertension / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Linear Models
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance / statistics & numerical data*
Patient Education as Topic*
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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