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Hypertension surveillance in Canada: minimum standards for assessing blood pressure in surveys.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15913089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The last Canadian survey that accurately assessed hypertension treatment and control is over 12 years old. The survey indicated that only 13% of adults with hypertension were treated and controlled. Statistics Canada has announced a new survey that will measure health risks in 2007-2008. A committee of hypertension and survey experts was formed to provide recommendations to ensure the survey would address the minimum surveillance needs of the hypertension community. The committee made several innovative recommendations to improve the reproducibility and standardization of blood pressure assessment. In particular, it was recommended to adopt oscillometric measurement and to have measurements conducted in the absence of study personnel. Continued use of standard Canadian survey questions to assess awareness and treatment of hypertension was recommended to allow comparison with prior surveys. It was also recommended that Canada adopt a specific question on lifestyle changes. The new survey will allow the Canadian hypertension community, and in particular the Canadian Hypertension Education Program, to evaluate the effectiveness of current programs for prevention, treatment and control of hypertension and to revise our strategies based on the results.
Authors:
Norm R C Campbell; Michel R Joffres; Donald W McKay; ; ;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0008-4263     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Public Health     Publication Date:    2005 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-25     Completed Date:  2005-06-21     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:  217-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. ncampbel@ucalgary.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Advisory Committees
Blood Pressure Determination / methods,  standards*
Canada / epidemiology
Data Collection / methods,  standards
Health Planning Guidelines
Health Surveys
Humans
Hypertension / epidemiology*
Leadership
Life Style
Oscillometry
Population Surveillance / methods*
Prevalence
Questionnaires / standards
Risk Assessment

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