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Hypertension follow-up survey Laval, Quebec, 1988.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8358692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1988, a follow-up study of a group of hypertensives (n = 278), identified two years earlier in a prevalence survey (1986), was conducted. Blood pressure (BP) levels, treatment and control status and medical follow-up were assessed. Subjects were classified as either known hypertensives or newly identified hypertensives. There was a moderate increase in blood pressure control over the two-year period in known hypertensives. Approximately half of newly identified hypertensives remained untreated, uncontrolled; half became ex-hypertensives. One third of the ex-hypertensives, however, still had high-normal diastolic readings (85-89 mm Hg). Newly identified hypertensives reported less frequent medical visits and fewer non-pharmacological recommendations from their physicians than known hypertensives. The study suggests that follow-up and counselling on modifiable risk factors in borderline and mild hypertensives might not be up to recent Canadian and American guidelines.
L A Pica; M M Boucher; R Grignon; R Guibert; V Déry
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0008-4263     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Public Health     Publication Date:    1993 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-30     Completed Date:  1993-09-30     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372714     Medline TA:  Can J Public Health     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Département de santé communautaire, Cité de la Santé de Laval.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Follow-Up Studies
Health Surveys*
Hypertension / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Office Visits / utilization
Patient Education as Topic
Quebec / epidemiology
Treatment Outcome

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